The nearly two-year long battle between the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Louisville Metro Government regarding the placement of a 5-foot 6-inch tall crippled chicken statue has likely come to an end.
According to a press release, PETA will erect the statue adjacent to Ray’s Monkeyhouse, a defunct coffeeshop owned by former Independent mayoral candidate and University of Louisville physics professor Nimbus Couzin, located at 1578 Bardstown Road.
“Our chicken statue will remind Louisville residents that KFC’s suppliers break chickens’ bones and often scald birds to death as a result of KFC’s refusal to implement the animal welfare standards recommended by members of its own advisory council,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. “The billions of birds raised for KFC suffer throughout their lives—and die terrifying deaths.”
LEO Weekly first reported the tumultuous battle between PETA and Public Works in Feb. 2010, wherein the city repeatedly denied PETA’s application to erect the statue near downtown’s Louisville International Convention Center, perhaps because it could’ve scared the shit out of hapless, meat-loving business types.
PETA expects the statue to be erected once the city approves its new application.