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PETA wants roadside memorial to honor chickens killed in crash

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On January 27 there was a crash that sent a Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy driving a pick up and the driver of a tractor-trailer carrying live chickens to the hospital for a short time. The tractor-trailer overturned during the wreck, killing dozens of chickens. Last Wednesday Sarah Segal, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, applied to the Georgia Department of Transportation to place a 10-foot-tall memorial tombstone to honor the chickens killed at the site on U.S. 129/Athens Highway near Wilson Road for one month.

It is unlikely the application will be approved because the memorial policy states explicitly that applications must be for “people” to be considered . The size of the display is also outside approved guidelines.

This is just the most recent attempt by PETA to memorialize animals killed in transport. PETA has applied to memorialize chickens in Salem, Ore., and in memory of fish spilled on the road in California. Neither effort was successful. Segal, and PETA, is hoping for a different outcome this time.

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