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Truck Accident Prompts PETA Memorial to Pigs


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September 29, 2023

Brittney Williams 202-483-7382

Baton Rouge, La. – To memorialize the handfuls of pigs struck by automobiles and killed alongside the Mississippi River Bridge final Tuesday after the animals fell from an open gate on the again of a transport truck, PETA plans to position a sky-high message close to the location of their deaths proclaiming, “See the Particular person. Go Vegan.

“Pigs died in agony and terror after their our bodies hit the pavement and automobiles slammed into them, and traumatized survivors have been put again onto the truck and despatched to slaughter,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages anybody disturbed by the considered animals dying below a automotive to increase that sympathy to the pigs who die below the slaughterhouse knife and go vegan.”

In immediately’s meat trade, mom pigs are squeezed into slim metallic stalls barely bigger than their our bodies and stored nearly consistently pregnant or nursing. Pigs’ tails are chopped off, their tooth are lower with pliers, and males are castrated—all with none ache reduction. On the slaughterhouse, they’re hung the wrong way up—typically whereas nonetheless aware—and bled to demise. Each one who goes vegan spares the lives of practically 200 animals every year.

PETA notes that there have been at the very least 45 accidents involving vehicles carrying animals used for meals to date this 12 months and that there have been at the very least 89 final 12 months.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.




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