updated 4/25/2005 9:25:42 AM ET 2005-04-25T13:25:42

A trio of animal-rights protesters didn’t find any welcome mat when they stopped at a KFC, but the restaurant manager did turn on the sprinkler system for them.

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Manager John Olivo turned the sprinklers on full blast to soak the protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals who were standing by the curb. They were campaigning for more humane methods of killing.

The protesters, including one in a chicken suit, were followed by a man with a microphone who said he eats beef.

“You’re not going to win, not in Brownsville,” David Ingersoll shouted through his microphone at the protesters at a busy intersection. His stepchildren passed out anti-PETA pamphlets to stopped drivers.

The PETA members did not give up on their message.

“It hasn’t been quite like this in other parts of the state,” said Chris Link, PETA’s campaign coordinator, who is traveling to protest KFC in 12 Texas cities.

“It’s a rarity that we get this,” he said after being doused by the sprinklers.

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