Animal rights activists and vegan consumers have been urging KFC to add a vegan option to its menu after it announced earlier in the year that it was trialling veggie recipes.
PETA has submitted a petition to KFC, asking them to make their future vegetarian option 100% animal free.
The petition, signed by over 12,600 people, encourages KFC to make their future meat-free products not only vegetarian but also suitable for vegans.
PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr said in a statement:
“More people than ever are seeking vegan foods, and business-savvy restaurants across the UK and beyond are updating their offerings to meet this skyrocketing demand,”
“PETA is calling on KFC to dish up delicious all-vegan fried chicken that could spare millions of sensitive birds the horrors of the abattoir.”
KFC announced back in June that is was in the early stages of developing vegetarian options, telling the New York Times:
“Once we’ve perfected the recipe, we aim to test with customers this year, and if all goes well, we hope to launch a new vegetarian option in 2019.”