For Immediate Release:
August 14, 2023
Brittney Williams 202-483-7382
Ellsworth, Kan. – To memorialize the cows who were grievously injured and killed on Wednesday when the truck carrying them crashed on Kansas 156 south of I-70, PETA plans to place a sky-high message near the site, reminding everyone that the crash victims were individuals. Already this year, there have been at least 33 animal-transport truck crashes.
“Cows died in terror and agony because of this crash, and the traumatized survivors were rounded up and likely hauled off so their throats could be slit and their bodies carved up for food,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA urges everyone to see cows as the sensitive beings they are and go vegan.”
At slaughterhouses, workers shoot cows in the head with a captive-bolt gun, hang them up by one leg, and cut their throat—often while they’re still conscious. Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year, dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint, and reduces their own risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.