Friday, May 22, 2015

Change the Name of a Pub Because it Upsets the "Sensitivity" of Chickens

     I think that the naming of a team, bar or building being changed because it was degrading to some group just reached an all-time low.   It seems the PETA has demanded that the "Fighting Cock Pun in the UK to change its name because it is demeaning to chickens.   You know, the birds that eat their young and poop only to be slaughtered to feed the world's masses.  I think you will get a kick out of this.
Ye Old Fighting Cocks Pub in St Albans, UK
     Peta (People for the ethical treatment of animals) launched a campaign against the pub in St Albans urging its owners to rename it Ye Olde Clever Cocks, which they believe would recognise society’s “growing compassion for animals” and celebrate “intelligent, sensitive chickens”.
     In an open letter sent to the chief executive of Mitchells and Butlers, which owns the pub, and its landlord Christo Tofalli, Peta requested that the pub end its association with the sport of cockfighting, which was banned in the UK in the 1800s. The pub was founded in the eighth century and has been called the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks since 1872 because of its history of cockfighting.
     Peta said the name change would “encourage people to rethink the way that we treat chickens and grant these birds the respect and kindness that they deserve”.
     Making its case, Peta compared the pub’s associations to cockfighting with slavery adding: “We understand that the pub has long been called Ye Olde Fighting Cocks and that there may be some resistance to making a name change, but just as many pubs with names tied to slavery changed their names to match modern sensibilities, so it’s high time for The Cocks to change.”
     Today Tofalli told the St Albans Review that it would not be changing its name


     When are these groups going to pull their heads out of the proverbial ground and realize that the world doesn't rotate around the feeling of chickens?  This is utterly ridiculous.   ;o)