People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” is offensive to chickens. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” because that would “celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are,” according to an article in the Mirror. The pub is Britain’s oldest, according to Guinness World Records, and has had the name since 1872.
The name of a bar is offensive to chickens? Gosh. I would think that a sign that promised a "chicken wing happy hour" would be more disturbing! And, as "intelligent and sensitive" as chickens are, I don't think I've ever seen one take offense to any signs...or for that matter, any Foster Farms wrappers I might have left in the trash!