Gallinophile profile : Mr. Van Cauwenberghe
is a gallinophile by political choice. Van Cau has contributed
to the Rooster's legalization as national emblem, after
the Walloon region was formally created in the 1990s.
In his different public functions he has commissioned various
rooster monuments and other works of art from Walloon artists.
Van Cauwenberghe is an avid rooster item
collector. He recently organized the exhibit "Le Chant
du Coq" (On the Roosters Chant), which is also
the title of the book published at this occasion. In its
first chapter Van Cauwenberghe relates the history of the
adoption of the Coq Hardi as official Walloon emblem. It
seems befitting that the collection of gallinacean armors
bears the name of this outstanding gallinophile who has
contributed so much to the roosters presence in international