Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook says he’s considered becoming a vegetarian even before his unappetizing discovery of a chicken head at Buffalo Wild Wings last week.
But it appears PETA wants to speed up that process for him.
According to USA Today, the animal rights group has sent Cook a package of “meet free wings” following the bizarre incident, which “B-Dubs” has since reached out to Cook about.
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"Chickens are sensitive, intelligent animals who have the same ability to feel pain as dogs, cats, and humans, and the one you discovered had likely been dumped into a fryer while still conscious,” PETA wrote in a note to the NFL star, according to a press release. “Now, before you block that image from your mind, be a champion for both the Packers and chickens this season by leaving chickens off your plate next time you rush out for a meal.”
While Cook told ESPN he has no plans to immediately become a vegetarian, he says he plans to “eventually.”
“Seeing as how it’s one of my favorite foods, I don’t see how I can give that up,” Cook reportedly said. “My wife is a vegetarian, and she’s strongly encouraging I become one now.