“We are targeting Chick-Fil-A because it is a central corporation in GA’s economy and we think that it can do better if the people buying its products demand action. Chick-Fil-A has made some strides in sustainability, but the company is short-sighted at best. While they plan to transition to antibiotic-free chickens raised in barns rather than cages, this is little more than a cheap marketing ploy.”
(Peyton Dillberg – Campus Reform) An environmental group in Athens, Georgia is demanding that the University of Georgia ban Chick-Fil-A from campus, calling the fast food restaurant chain an “industrial, white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist cult.”
Athens EarthStrike, some of whose members also belong to the Athens Young Democratic Socialists of America student group, which describes itself as the official chapter of YDSA Athens and the University of Georgia, is targeting Chick-fil-A for its use of non-compostable packaging and is further claiming that the chicken chain uses unsustainably-sourced poultry, according to the student publication The Red & Black. The group also claimed that “capitalist cults” of Chick-Fil-A and the Georgia poultry farms “as a whole exemplify violence,” the group told Campus Reform.
“The industrial, white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist cults of Chick-fil-a and the Georgia poultry farms as a whole exemplify violence,” Athens EarthStrike told Campus Reform. “One of the major poultry suppliers for Chick-fil-a is Koch. Koch targets the most vulnerable people in our immigrant communities to work as employees. Factories are built in low-income communities of color. These jobs are demoralizing, difficult and pollute the environment around them leaving communities in even worse living conditions.”