Nancy Pelosi expressed her support KFC over Chick-fil-A via Twitter on Friday, writing, “For the record, I prefer Kentucky Fried Chicken. #ChickFilA”
By championing KFC, Pelosi is one of the latest politicians to criticize Chick-fil-A for President Dan Cathy’s statements about his support for traditional marriage.
Unfortunately, her chicken of choice does not necessarily reflect a better progressive world, since KFC has come under recent criticism from environmentalists for destroying the rainforest.
Bloomberg reported in June that “KFC chicken buckets use wood harvested from Indonesia’s rain forest, destroying the habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger, Greenpeace International said.”
According to the Global Forest Watch in Washington, Indonesia has lost about 5 million acres of forest a year to logging since 1996, which is double the rate in the 1980s.