The industrial, white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist cults of Chick-fil-A and the Georgia poultry farms as a whole exemplify violence,” the Athens EarthStrike group said. “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.”
What are the group’s other demands?
Athens EarthStrike added to Campus Reform that Chick-fil-A should:
No longer use styrofoam cups;
Keep its promise to shift to hormone-free chicken; and
End factory farming.
But EarthStrike wasn’t content with those requirements; it also told the outlet that Chick-fil-A is bad for UGA in a social and moral sense.
“We demand that UGA stops supporting a corporation that actively practices both gender discrimination and LGBT discrimination,” EarthStrike added to Campus Reform. “We are defending the freedom, livelihood, and health of the student body at UGA and will not stop until Chick-fil-A and UGA answers to these demands or leaves this campus!”
What did students have to say about the group’s demands of Chick-fil-A?
“I personally think it’s ridiculous,” student Devon Spiva told the outlet. “UGA missed its sustainability goals by miles, so attacking Chick-fil-A solely is not going to solve anything.”
Fellow student Erin Cooke — a former Chick-fil-A employee — added to Campus Reform that the restaurant is “the opposite of wasteful” but that EarthStrike’s demands are far from shocking.
“I’m not surprised, honestly. It’s nothing new,” she told the outlet. “Those on the left continually go after organizations and companies … they are threatened by [and Chick-fil-A] no doubt is one of the largest and most popular Christian companies. If Chick-fil-A was removed on campus, there would be an uproar from the student body. It’s always the most popular restaurant with lines consistently going out the door.”
Pittsburgh’s school board last October barred district employees and its schools from officially participating in a kids’ run sponsored by Chick-fil-A due to support of traditional marriage at the corporate level, which has long irked LGBT and gay-rights advocates.
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