The state of Virginia recently struck down proposed memorials at the sites of three fatal trucking accidents. While this might sound ridiculous – that the state wouldn’t allow memorials at the sites of fatal crashes – the catch is that the memorials were proposed by People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The animal rights group had proposed memorials at sites in Suffolk and Isle of Wight County, where hogs had died in truck crashes on their way to slaughter.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
The signs were to read: “99 pigs died here because of driver negligence” and “Please drive with caution. PETA.”
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