Why did chicken cross road? Maybe to obey law

June 9, 2010 11:26:45 AM PDT
Why did the chicken cross the road? In Nevada, it could be to comply with election laws.

Chickens have been an issue in the Republican senatorial primary for the right to run against Harry Reid since one candidate suggested patients barter with doctors, like when "our grandparents would bring a chicken to the doctor."

Democrats blasted Sue Lowden's idea on a website, "Chickens for Checkups," and critics donned chicken suits at debates. That prompted Secretary of State Ross Miller to add the fowl attire to the items banned within 100 feet of the polls.

Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans a vegetarian rally Tuesday with chicken-dressed pickets near a Reno polling place. PETA's Amanda Fortino says they have no political ties and won't break the law.


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