Chicken drinks pint of Guinness in Irish pub as blokes cheer on

Animal rights activists are furious after a chicken with a taste for Guinness was filmed enjoying a pint of the black stuff on a pub bar in Ireland.

The Dublin Society for Prevention for Cruelty to Animals has since condemned footage in which a group of men can be heard egging the chicken on as it dunked its beak in the pint.

The DSPCA were unable to verify precisely where the incident occurred, saying: "If anyone knows where this chicken is or has any information regarding its whereabouts we'd ask them to contact the DSPCA."

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The bizarre video of the cockerel known as 'Seamus' has been watched more than 300,000 times on Facebook .

Gillian Bird, a spokeswoman for the DSPCA, said "It's not something we would approve of. Alcohol shouldn't be fed to any sort of animal.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror, she said: “Any animal being treated this way is disrespectful to it. Alcohol is a toxin and shouldn't be given to an animal.”

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The video begins with a group of men surrounding the animal as it stands above a full pint of stout.

The man filming the animal then says: "Go on ya boyo, put your head in the pint!

"We're after spending 4.30 (euro) on that pint. Drink up.

"He'll fight like f*** after he gets this won't he?"

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The bird then sticks his head into the glass for a drink as onlookers laugh and cheer.

The cockerel continues to neck his pint as fellow drinkers laugh and cheer.

Vets advise that alcohol should never be given birds, or indeed any animals, as it can be fatal.

It’s not unknown for wild birds to get tipsy through naturally-fermenting fruit and opium farmers in India have reported that drug-addicted parrots have devastated their crops, making it difficult to reach their quotas.

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