If there’s anyone out there who gives money to PETA in the belief that it’s being used to improve the welfare of defenseless animals, please note what they are wasting their time on now:
PETA sent a letter to the mayor of Caldwell, Idaho, demanding that a rural road with the unofficial name of Chicken Dinner Road (it reportedly dates back to the 1930s, when a lady famous for her fried chicken lived on it) be given a new name “that celebrates chickens as individuals, not as beings to kill, chop up, and label as ‘dinner.’” The letter didn't specify just how you "celebrate chickens as individuals," but it went on at some length about the horrors of factory chicken farms, which have nothing whatsoever to do with the road, its name or the town of Caldwell.
Mayor Garret Nancolas responded on Facebook:
“When I first received the letter, I thought it was a joke, I literally laughed! When I realized the letter was for real, it made me extremely irritated that they would waste our time with such a ridiculous request!! If they had actually done their homework they would have realized that Chicken Dinner Road is not even within Caldwell’s jurisdiction…that being said, even if it was, NO WAY, NO CHANCE I would ever consider this truly unbelievable request!! We have many issues to consider, but this IS NOT one of them!”
As one commenter at the link brilliantly put it, they have “bigger fish to fry.”
I pass this story along because it says so much about PETA’s misplaced priorities and because it’s a hilarious “In Case You Missed It” story. But I also include it as a public service. I strongly suggest that the CEO of Nike grow a spine, copy what the Mayor of Caldwell wrote above, and use it as a guide to responding to Colin Kaepernick whenever he comes up with another ridiculous, uninformed, unpatriotic, picayune complaint to whine about.
In fact, if every political leader, business owner, college administrator, school board and media outlet in America would simply respond in the same fashion as Mayor Nancolas every time they get another nonsensical, groundless protest from some triggered snowflake, it would represent a giant step toward making America great again.