If you want proof that the left-wing loons are out of control, you need look no further than look to see what PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is up to and check out the support they get. They are pressuring Britain’s oldest pub to change its name from Ye Olde Fighting Cocks because it does not “reflect compassion for animals.”
Chickens can’t be insulted, they won’t be offended, they’re dumb. If we get PC over chickens, where will it end?
The pub is listed in the Guinness World Records as Britain’s oldest. It was named in 1872 after the popular sport of cockfighting, a sport banned in Britain since the 1800s.
PETA wrote to them insisting on the name change. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said: “Changing the name would reflect today’s rejection of needless violence and help celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are.
She continued. “Today, kind people are appalled by the thought of forcing birds to fight to the death and more people than ever are making the compassionate choice not to eat chickens, either.”
It doesn’t end there.
“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 advertiser.
A poll run in a local paper showed that 61% did not want the name changed but 39% do!
Social media responses are much more negative and other polls are running 95% against the name change.
The pub is named to remind people of history not cock fighting.
PETA is sue happy. They are either pressuring, suing or working with people who do sue over extreme animal rights. They think animals are people.
They also like the publicity. It boosts their donations.
The pub isn’t going to change their name. They are animal lovers and are among the few pubs that welcomes dogs.