LOS ANGELES (AP) - An animal rights group is dropping its lawsuit against KFC Corp., saying the fast-food giant has agreed to change misleading statements about its treatment of chickens.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued KFC in July, claiming it was misleading the public by denying it mistreats chickens headed for its restaurants, PETA officials said Monday.
Information removed from the company's Web site includes claims that chickens raised for KFC suffer no pain or injuries, KFC prohibits its suppliers from giving chickens growth-promoting substances, and the company maintained an animal welfare policy for nearly a decade, PETA said.
KFC also agreed to change the script given to customer service operators, preventing them from telling callers that PETA's claims about the treatment of chickens were untrue and that the animal rights group lost a lawsuit regarding the way KFC treats chickens.