Why Is PETA Trying To Change The Name Of Chicken Dinner Road
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is raising a big stink about one of the funniest and most heritage roads here in Idaho. They feel that Canyon County's Chicken Dinner Road opposes speciesism. PETA's executive vice president, Tracy Reiman wrote a letter to the mayor of Caldwell, Mayor Nancolas. Here's some of what that letter said...
Just like dogs, cats, and human beings, chickens feel pain and fear and value their own lives. PETA is asking Mayor Nancolas to change this road’s name to one that celebrates chickens as individuals, not as beings to kill, chop up, and label as ‘dinner.
What did Mayor Nancolas do when he received the letter. He laughed and said "No Way".
Reading about this on FOX News it looks like Mayor Nancolas doesn't have anything to do with Chicken Dinner Road anyway because it's not a Caldwell issue, it's a Canyon County issue. Legal mumbo jumbo PETA should probably be up on if they want someone to change the name. Mayor Nancolas says he wouldn't do it anyway and the request is just ridiculous.
There's no actual facts or evidence to tell us exactly where the name Chicken Dinner Road came from but the locals all say it started with a sweet old lady, Laura Lamb who used to live on the road made fried chicken all the time.
Oh, and what does PETA want the new name for Chicken Dinner Road to be? They would like the word "dinner" taken out. Just call it Chicken Road. Sorry PETA. Probably not happening.