Hip-hop stars the Black Eyed Peas are joining forces with animal rights group PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS' (PETA) latest anti-cruelty campaign.

The WHERE IS THE LOVE? hitmakers have joined a host of celebrities, from Pink to Pamela Anderson, to protest about fast food giant KFC's treatment of caged chickens.

The group have fired off a letter to KFC chief DAVID NOVAK, asking him to consider an immediate overhaul of his company's working conditions.

Undercover investigations into KFC suppliers in Germany, India, England, and Australia have turned up exactly the same abuses as those found in America - crippled chickens living in crowded, filthy conditions.

PETA's recommended changes are "based on the scientific work of KFC's own animal-welfare advisors and would eliminate only the worst abuses of these animals," write Black Eyed Peas members Fergie and taboo in their letter to Novak.

25/02/2004 14:05