For Immediate Release:
December 14, 2022
Lauren Kent 202-483-7382
Wichita, Kansas – To memorialize the cows who were injured and killed last week when a truck carrying them overturned in the 2800 block of E. U.S. Highway 50, PETA plans to place a sky-high message near the crash site proclaiming, “See the Individual. Go Vegan.”
“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’s memorial encourages anyone disturbed by the thought of suffering animals on the roadside or under the slaughterhouse knife to go vegan.”
In 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 the lives of nearly 200 cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals every year.
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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.