PETA Says This Bar’s Name Offends Chickens

DSC_0050Founded in the 700’s (not a typo. Seven hundreds, not seventeen), The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes it as Britain’s oldest pub. Since 1872 it has been known as Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, but not for much longer if the U.K. branch of People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals has their way.

PETA says the name is offensive to our feathered friends, and is pushing the bar to change the name to Ye Olde Clever Cocks.

In their official letter, PETA UK representative Dawn Carr says:

I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to propose that Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub in St Albans adopt a new name: Ye Olde Clever Cocks to reflect society’s rejection of needless violence and help celebrate a fascinating but often abused and misunderstood animal, the chicken.
The name Ye Olde Fighting Cocks calls to mind the violence and gore of cockfighting, a hideous blood sport so cruel that it has been outlawed in the UK. A change of name to Ye Olde Clever Cocks would help highlight the fact that chickens are intelligent, sensitive and super social animals much like your punters!
The bar has responded with a loud BULLOCKS to the animal rights wackjobs:
Firstly, we would just like to go on record and say that we are big fans of the work PETA do, their campaign for banning fur was spot on and something they managed magnificently. However, when it comes to the naming of historic English pubs, on this occasion, we think we might have pass them up on the offer of help!

In all the conversations that we have both been part of and witnessed today, whether it was social media or the radio phone in that we were part of on the JVS show this morning, one thing has stood out and that is the overwhelming support we have from everyone in the area and we assure you that the love is mutual!

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  1. nalsansddk says

    It’s simple and Easy with progressivestoday < I didn't believe …that…my brother woz like truly making money part time at their computer. . there aunt had bean doing this 4 only seventeen months and resantly paid the dept on there apartment and bourt themselves a Lotus Elise .

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  2. Shears-of-Atropos says

    OK, bring in the chicken who’s offended, and we’ll interview her and take a deposition. If all the bird says is “cluck, cluck!”, I know what we’ll be having for supper. Chicken fricassee with rice.

    Next!

    Any humans out there offended by the word “Boxer” or “Wrestler”?

    • EndOfPatience says

      “Chicken fricasse?” That’s pretty racist of you.

      How do you know the chicken won’t be a fryer? Or a broiler? Or maybe it’ll be a hen, past her prime as a layer and ready to retire to chicken and dumplings. Bet you didn’t think of that, did you, you nasty human supremacist.

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  3. Rick Sander says

    PETA is great at managing their social media. This is a provocative, harmless story that is guaranteed click bait. What they aren’t good at is taking care of animals. Just google “peta animal shelter kill rate”.

  4. rbloxsom says

    peta is a scam staffed mostly by people who just don’t give a s**t…i was heavily involved with different animal rescues/shelters in south florida for years, peta was consistently considered useless by most. follow the link in dba_vagabond_trader post below for a glimpse of the real peta

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