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PETA Tombstone Causes Controversy

A message on a tombstone in a cemetery near Louisville is raising controversy.

It was originally approved, but now cemetery officials say they were tricked and they're going to remove it.

The headstone is actually not meant to be a memorial for a person, instead for animals. It claims that KFC tortures birds.

It's all part of a plan by PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Cemetery officials say PETA bought a plot near a memorial of Kentucky Fried Chicken's founder Colonel Harland Sanders.

KFC leaders say PETA has crossed the line and has misrepresented KFC's "industry-leading animal welfare guidelines."


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