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PETA sends Packers' Cook meat-free wings after chicken head mishap

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Green Bay Packers tight end Jared Cook got quite the shock last week when he discovered a chicken head in his takeout order from Buffalo Wild Wings.

PETA hopes the discovery was enough to turn Cook off chicken for good, and is sending him a basket of meat-free wings to encourage him to make the switch to a plant-based diet.

"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 told Cook in a press release, according to For The Win. "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."

Cook told ESPN's Rob Demovsky that he was planning on going vegetarian before the chicken head mishap, but didn't think he could give up wings.

"Seeing as how it's one of my favorite foods, I don't see how I can give that up," he said. "My wife is a vegetarian, and she's strongly encouraging I become one now.

"I think it's good advice. Eventually, I will become one, but not right now."

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