For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2022
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
San Antonio – To memorialize the cows who were killed when a truck carrying 25 of these sentient beings overturned on Monday night at the I-37 and I-10 interchange in San Antonio, PETA plans to place a sky-high message near the crash site proclaiming, “See the Individual. Go Vegan.”
“Cows died in terror and agony as a result of this crash, while the survivors were likely rounded up and taken to be killed for their flesh,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s memorial will encourage anyone disturbed by the thought of these brave animals suffering on the roadside or ending up under the slaughterhouse knife to go vegan.”
At the slaughterhouse, workers shoot cows in the head with captive-bolt guns, hang them up by one leg, and cut their throats—often while they’re still conscious. Each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals every year.
PETA notes that there were at least 76 crashes or fires involving trucks carrying animals used for food last year.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.