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Sunday May 24th, 2015 7:15AM

PETA wants memorial on Athens Highway for chickens killed in wreck

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have written a letter to the Georgia Department of Transportation asking that a monument be erected at the site of a crash late last month involving a poultry truck.

In a press release, PETA said Sarah Segal, a Georgia resident and PETA member, has made application to GDOT erect a 10-foot-tall memorial tombstone for the chickens killed in the crash.

The rig carrying the chickens overturned before dawn when it was hit by another vehicle at Highway 129 (Athens Highway) near Wilson Drive.

"This tribute will let residents of the 'Poultry Capital of the World' know that the best way to prevent tragedies such as this one is to go vegan," Segal wrote in her letter to GDOT. "[C]hickens shouldn't have to make the terrifying trip to the slaughterhouse at all."
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