(US/or) PETA urges a vegetarian diet for fried chicken killer
- [The Oregonian]
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking a state prison
superintendent to no longer allow "fried chicken" killer Tremayne
Durham to eat meat, saying he "should be prevented from contributing
to any more suffering and death - including the kind associated with
eating meat and dairy products."
PETA sent a letter this morning to Nancy Howton, the superintendent of
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, where Durham will
be processed over the next several weeks before being assigned to
Durham, who killed Gresham man Adam Calbreath over his frustration
with a deal to buy an ice-cream truck gone sour, has become known
through news stories around the globe because he received KFC fried
chicken, Popeyes chicken, lasagna, calazones and ice cream as part of
his plea deal for aggravated murder. He was sentenced in Multnomah
County earlier this week to life in prison with the possibility of
release after 30 years.
"...we ask that you deny Durham the opportunity to participate in
further violence by putting him on a vegetarian diet." The letter also
takes issue with KFC and the wide-scale raising of poultry. "Millions
of senseless killings such as the one committed by Durham are carried
out every day for nothing more than a fleeting taste for flesh," the
letter reads. "In slaughterhouses, chickens and turkeys routinely have
their throats cut..."
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