KFC Sues Chinese Firms Over 8-Legged Chicken Rumor

KFC Sues Chinese Firms Over 8-Legged Chicken Rumor
Jun 03, 2015 By eChinacities.com

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KFC is taking legal action against companies spreading rumors about its restaurants on WeChat.

KFC has filed a claim against 10 WeChat accounts belonging to three Chinese firms. The company is seeking 1.5 million Yuan per defendant, immediate cessation of inflammatory posts, and an apology.

The rumors include the abuse of chickens, breeding toxic chickens, and the existence of a monster chicken bred to have six wings and eight legs.

The WeChat accounts in question belong to Shanxi Weilukuang Technology Company Ltd, Shenzhen Yingchennanzhi Success and Culture Communication Ltd, and Taiyuan Zero Point Technology Company.

This is the first case of a food company suing social media accounts for spreading rumors.

Source: mt.sohu.com

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Guest2781358
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if their was a six winged eight legged chicked it'd be patented and the team who invented it would be famous.

Jun 14, 2015 07:58 Report Abuse

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Sinobear
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Not only is that rumor incredibly old, it has been debunked for ages: http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/kfc.asp

Jun 04, 2015 08:35 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
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the mutations occur in customers...

Jun 04, 2015 07:08 Report Abuse

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Chairman_Cow
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Kentucky Fried Crap. It's not a rumor - it's a fact. http://www.kentuckyfriedcruelty.com/u-undercover.asp

Jun 03, 2015 23:37 Report Abuse

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Guest2301262
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'The rumors include the abuse of chickens, breeding toxic chickens, and the existence of a monster chicken bred to have six wings and eight legs.' When it comes to money this is the kind of creativity you see in china.

Jun 03, 2015 21:35 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
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I thought rumour spreading was against the law anyway? Or is that just reporting the crimes of government officials that is illegal?

Jun 03, 2015 20:00 Report Abuse