For Immediate Release:
July 27, 2023
Nicole Perreira 202-483-7382
Bloomington, Ill. – To memorialize the cows who were killed on Tuesday when the truck carrying them crashed on I-74 near the Main Street exit, 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 more than 30 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 Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “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 saves nearly 200 animals every year; reduces their own risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity; and dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint. 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.