PETA Memorial Will Encourage People to Help Keep Animals out of Transport Trucks by Going Vegan
For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2019
Broke Rossi 202-483-7382
Zebulon, N.C. – In honor of the chickens who were injured and killed when a truck carrying them crashed on U.S. Route 264 near U.S. Route 64 on October 10, PETA plans to place a billboard near the crash site that proclaims, “See the Individual. Go Vegan.”
“Gentle chickens experienced a terrifying death on the highway, and those who survived were rounded up and presumably taken to slaughter,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s ad encourages anyone disturbed by the thought of animals suffering on the roadside or under the slaughterhouse knife to go vegan.”
Chickens killed for their flesh are crammed by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are cut, often while they’re still conscious, and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.
In addition to saving the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, each person who goes vegan helps the Earth considerably. Animal agriculture is responsible for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions and is devastating the planet on a global scale.
This year, PETA has already noted 83 crashes involving trucks carrying animals used for food.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and the group opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.