“We’re writing today in the hope that you’ll extend your love of freedom to animals,” the animal rights group wrote in a letter to the Georgia rockers. “In your song ‘Chicken Fried,’ you praise the simple pleasures of life—a cool drink, a home filled with love, enjoying the sunshine—all pastimes denied to the millions of cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals raised for food on factory farms every year.”
To help seal the deal PETA said it’s “sending the band a basket of delicious, protein-rich faux meats.”
No word on whether tofu products are set to appear on the band’s next album.
- Jennifer Brett, firstname.lastname@example.org