A reader sent me a link
to this story.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama has appealed
to U.S.-based Yum Brands (YUM) not to open a fast-food KFC chicken outlet
in his homeland of Tibet,
according to an animal rights advocacy group.
The Dalai Lama says seeing plucked chickens hanging in stores
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released
a letter it said was from the Dalai Lama, telling the restaurant chain
that his people believe in
slaughtering animals humanely — and eat larger ones such as yaks so
that fewer animals will die. Most Tibetans are not vegetarians.
In Louisville, a Yum spokesman said the company had not received the letter.
There is just something cool about an article that contains both
Yum and Yak. Now I just wonder what the Dalai Lama has against Yaks? Did one
cross him as a child? Yaks are quiet creatures that never give you any lip -you
know Yakity Yak, don’t talk back. But still Kentucky Fried Yak just doesn’t sound
all that appealing, especially since a bucket could contain just one drumstick.