The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, tried to ban pregnant women from an upcoming contest at New York’s National Buffalo Wing Festival on the grounds that “eating cholesterol-laden chicken flesh” will give their sons small penises and daughters blocked arteries.
Nothing can discredit a mission more than unsupported claims. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, tried to have pregnant women banned from participating in a chicken wing eating contest. They claimed that “eating cholesterol-laden chicken flesh” will put the unborn sons at risk of having small penises and give the daughters blocked arteries.
“Wing King” Drew Cerza founded New York’s National Buffalo Wing Festival. A few years ago, PETA requested that he stop the festival “because of the cruelty inherent in poultry production.”
Since that didn’t work, PETA’s Lindsay Rajt, recently sent another letter asking him to ban pregnant women. She cited one study claiming a link between an unnamed chemical compound in chicken meat and small penis size, making statements such as, “women's sexual satisfaction depends in part on their partner's penis size” and “Now that you are well endowed with this information.”
Outside the letter, Rajt voiced her real concern saying, “Chickens…suffer in a big way before their wings are hacked off for a stupid contest.”
While carnivores and vegetarians may disagree about eating animals in general, some companies in the commercial meat industry have shocking living conditions and deaths.