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PETA demands highway memorials for cows

Posted on Sunday, 1 January, 2012 | Comment icon 50 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The animal rights group believes cattle killed on the roads should have memorials built for them.

PETA ( People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ) has asked for permission to purchase memorial markers to place on highways at places where cattle trucks have been involved in an accident resulting in the deaths of the cows on board. "Sparing them from being tossed from a speeding truck and deprived of care afterward, sometimes for several hours, seems the least we can do," said Tracy Patton.

"The animal rights group known for risque anti-fur campaigns and 'Meat is Murder' slogan, is going one step further to give dead cows a memorial reserved for human victims."

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Comment icon #41 Posted by Rocketgirl33 on 9 January, 2012, 5:02
Over hunting simply means over hunting, predator or not. There's no "Prey animal clause" in the definition. Also, the world wouldn't up and say "Okay, guys, no more meat". Clearly it would be a gradual change, decreasing demand in livestock. As more and more people stop eating meat, less demand would be to breed said animals. There wouldn't be a mass amount of cows released into the wild. It's funny you mention 7 billion people, as a huge proportion of the world doesn't eat meat on a daily basis. Livestock takes a huge amount of land and energy, so meat with every meal is a first world luxury.... [More]
Comment icon #42 Posted by Englishgent on 9 January, 2012, 5:56
We have to eat meat because there are not enough vegatables to go round. Anyway, meat is so much tastier
Comment icon #43 Posted by and then on 9 January, 2012, 7:03
I thought we already had MANY monuments to the poor critters...McD's, Burger King, Hardees...on and on...
Comment icon #44 Posted by Paranoid Android on 9 January, 2012, 7:20
Well as far as PETA campaigns go, you have to admit that this one is fairly mild. Especially if they're paying with their own funds. But let's be realistic. Paid monuments? Why not just make an annual pilgrimage to the site of the accident with flowers and a picture of a cow (maybe even erect a temporary cross at the accident site - cows can be Christians). Heck, they might even get themselves in the local paper annually for doing that. It'd be much cheaper too.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Englishgent on 9 January, 2012, 13:07
Well as far as PETA campaigns go, you have to admit that this one is fairly mild. Especially if they're paying with their own funds. But let's be realistic. Paid monuments? Why not just make an annual pilgrimage to the site of the accident with flowers and a picture of a cow (maybe even erect a temporary cross at the accident site - cows can be Christians). Heck, they might even get themselves in the local paper annually for doing that. It'd be much cheaper too. Their own funds usually come from the public dont they?,,,,I am assuming PETA is some sort of charity in the USA, like in the UK we h... [More]
Comment icon #46 Posted by Paranoid Android on 10 January, 2012, 7:56
We have the RSPCA in Australia also. I thought PETA was like an uber fundamentalist animal rights activist group more like Greenpeace than an animal protection group.
Comment icon #47 Posted by Corp on 10 January, 2012, 16:28
It was once an animal protection group. Now it's a 'turn everyone vegan' group.
Comment icon #48 Posted by Robbie333 on 10 January, 2012, 17:35
Here is this organizations newest stunt. Grow " In Vitro meat ". Sooo....I think I will grow a T-Bone in the garden. The lady whom runs this org is two slices of meat short of a samich, LOL. http://www.peta.org/features/In-Vitro-Meat-Contest.aspx
Comment icon #49 Posted by HawkLord on 10 January, 2012, 20:28
Why not just make an annual pilgrimage to the site of the accident with flowers and a picture of a cow (maybe even erect a temporary cross at the accident site - cows can be Christians). Actually I think cows may be Hindu
Comment icon #50 Posted by SoundWaveFX on 30 January, 2012, 10:34
I am an active animal rights activist myself, but I have to say that PETA really disgust me. Instead of wasting that money on cow memorials they should be putting it towards something that is actually beneficial to animals, like putting a stop to factory farming or dog fighting. It's a disgusting waste of money that could otherwise be put to good use in the fight to stop animal cruelty. How is building a memorial for a cow going to help the animal? It may make people aware that cows have been hit by trucks, but that isn't going to stop it from happening again. I can't believe that they are goi... [More]


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