30 May '12, 3pm

Greenpeace says KFC boxes are destroying Indonesian rainforests

JAKARTA (AFP) - Greenpeace on Wednesday accused global fastfood chain KFC of using paper packaging made using wood from Indonesian rainforests which it said was endangering the habitat of the Sumatran tiger. The environmental group said the chain's trademark chicken buckets and French fry boxes contained timber products from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which it described as the country's 'notorious forest destroyer'. To illustrate their cause, activists placed a giant KFC French fry holder depicting company founder Colonel Sanders holding a chainsaw in his hand and the words 'KFC junking the jungle' written below on deforested peatland in Rokan Hilir, Riau province on Sumatra. Two activists dressed in tiger costumes lay 'dead' in front of the packaging and held a banner saying 'Stop APP destroying forest tiger home'. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Di...

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