Sunday, June 20, 2010

Denver nixes PETA's bloody chicken statue

Denver officials on Friday denied efforts by the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to erect a statue of a bloody chicken on the 16th Street Mall to protest poultry slaughtering practices.

Bill Vidal, the manager of public works, denied the permit application from PETA for the statue on the grounds that the figure of the wounded chicken constituted a type of sign.

"City laws strictly limit the installation of signs by private parties on public sidewalks," a statement released from Denver Public Works said. Read More

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