People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says the group will soon honor 10 cows that were killed in a crash on I-20 in near Rayville, Louisiana. The cows died when a 18-wheeler trailer overturned while transporting the animals. Additional cows were injured and others were rounded up and transported to a sale barn in Delhi.
PETA is planning to place a billboard near the site of the animals' deaths. It will show a cow's face next to the words "I'm Me, Not Meat. See the Individual. Go Vegan."
"Ten gentle cows died after this semi overturned, and those who survived the terrifying crash were then rounded up and taken to a livestock auction before being strung upside down and killed," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "PETA's billboard urges motorists to prevent such needless deaths by keeping cows and all other animals off their plates."
PETA's fights against inhumane condition for animals and is working to stop the slaughter of animals.