CHICAGO An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked for permission to buy the markers, one in suburban Chicago and one northwest of Peoria. The group says the signs would pay tribute to the more than 20 cattle killed as a result of negligent driving this year.
Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Josh Kauffman says the request will likely be denied because the state's Roadside Memorial Act specifies that only relatives who lost loved ones in highway crashes may request memorials.
I have always loved animals. Having said that, I believe that any group (mainly P.E.TA.) that puts animals on a higher pedestal than human beings is a seriously flawed group. Peta has pulled some outrageous stunts over the years and they never fail to baffle me...
"But what makes animals less worthy of memorial than us?"
I think if someone wants to memorialise their pet snake or goat, then I think that would/should be a personal choice. However I do agree with 'oldandwise' that the money would be better spent on "other good charities" in the "name of the cows lost perhaps."
“PETA doesn't want stressed animals to be cruelly crowded into sheds, ankle-deep in their own crap, because they don't want any animals to die-ever-and basically think chickens should, in time, gain the right to vote. I don't want animals stressed or crowded or treated cruelly or inhumanely because that makes them probably less delicious.” ― Anthony Bourdain,