For Immediate Release:
July 5, 2023
Nicole Perreira 202-483-7382
Lincoln, Neb. – To memorialize the cows who were killed Thursday morning when a truck carrying them collided with a semitruck hauling burritos on Interstate 80, 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 20 animal-transport truck crashes.
“Cows died in terror and agony because of this crash, and the traumatized survivors deserve better than to be killed for snacks like the burritos strewn across I-80,” 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 and guide to vegan burritos 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.