May 21, 2015

PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because It’s Offensive to Chickens

This is a story out of Great Britain, but it could just as easily happen here in the United States. PETA–People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals–is demanding that Britain’s oldest pub change its name because it’s offensive to…chickens.
Yes, chickens. 
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.
According to PETA, however, history just doesn’t matter when it comes to something this serious.
“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,” the group’s special-projects manager Dawn Carr said in a letter, according to the Herts Advertiser.
(Yes — “slavery.”)
Carr added that 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.” …
“We have a responsibility to preserve the history of this building,” landlord Christo Tofalli said. “We celebrate the fact that cock fighting was banned in the 1800s, but we won’t consider changing our name.”
PETA has been a worldwide laughing stock since its beginning, but this story is particularly illuminating because for the first time the group is claiming that animals, like humans, can be offended.
No chickens, of course, are physically harmed by the pub’s name. The issue here is emotional damage, which apparently chickens can now feel. 


  1. I agree completely with PETA. Why, just this morning, one of my chickens was looking kind of down at the mouth--err, beak. I asked her what was wrong, and she explained that she felt oppressed--degraded--because there is a bar in England named "Ye Olde Fighting Cocks." I promised her I'd do everything in my power to help make change, so she could start feeling better about herself.

    In fact, I'm so committed to supporting PETA in this matter, I'm sacking up two-and-a-half tons of chicken guano and sending it to them right away. No, on second thought, I'm sacking that amount of the byproduct of my male bovines, since that will more closely match this effort.

  2. People making contributions to PETA must be really satisfied reading that their
    money is spent on important actions like this and for the idiots that come up with them.
    Meanwhile PETA in the US keeps gassing pets that end up in their 'care'.
    Good work people , keep the donations flowing to ensure a few a good job ,

  3. Well ............. "PETA" sounds as if you have a "right" to touch animals without asking.
    THAT is offensive


  5. This is a joke, right?

  6. PETA means People who Eat Tasty Animals

  7. Simply change the name to the "Cock Inn".... or maybe we'll then have the feminists up in arms too!

  8. Every year the moral courage and faith of the PETA People is amply demonstrated by their failure to show up at Sturgis to throw paint on those aweful, leather wearing Bikers. Perhaps its their inability to see anyone who isn't a 110# woman as opposed to personal cowardice..., naw, these are the same people who will entice your pets to come close enough to snatch. Just a bunch of pedos who switched to furries because animals don't testify........

  9. Just yesterday the old rooster told our pony and now the horse says no degrading with rides and carts anymore. Get the Queen and all the kings men to get down off those poor old horses and about that fox you all chase!