The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has contacted city officials in Caldwell about renaming a road that the organization deems inappropriate.

PETA representatives have reached out to Mayor Garret L. Nancolas and have asked that a road in Canyon County have its name changed, according to details provided by CBS 2 News. The stretch of rural asphalt at the root of the matter, currently named Chicken Dinner Road, is not a proper representation of these "sensitive" and "intelligent" animals, said an organization spokesperson.

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PETA has been no stranger as of late to the southern portion of the Gem State. The organization intervened in the case of a high school teacher in Preston who was found not guilty of animal cruelty after feeding a living puppy to a turtle in his classroom. Robert Crosland's misdemeanor charge was lifted in January of 2019 after it was determined the puppy was on the verge of dying.


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