I did not realize they’ve been around this long. The AJC has some humorous tidbits about the “Eat Mor Chikin” campaign.
Cathy raises cattle on his spread in the Rock, Ga., 60 miles south of Atlanta. “People visit and ask where the chickens are,” he says. “There aren’t any.” He even has a cow train for children, with cars tricked out to look like Holsteins.
Not-so-jolly ranchers. A delegation from the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association visited Cathy once to complain about a cow billboard that said, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Beef.” Cathy, a member of the group, pulled the sign.
Seemed funny at the time. Cathy nixed one other billboard. The cows had painted a threat: “Eat Mor Chikin or We’ll Jump.” He heard from suicide prevention activists and had the slogan retired.
Hail to the beef. Cathy gave a rocking cow —- his version of a rocking horse —- to George and Barbara Bush. He has a photo of the former president with his bovine toy.