cloudy
Wednesday July 1st, 2015 8:59PM

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."
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
GSP: No charges in E. Hall ice cream truck accident
No charges will be filed after a little boy was struck by a vehicle passing an ice cream truck earlier this week in the East Hall area.
6:09PM ( 2 hours ago )
New Exec Director named for Good News Clinics
Good News Clinics has named Allison Borchert, RN, as new Executive Director to replace outgoing Executive Director Cheryl Christian, according to an announcement by GNC Board of Directors President Richard Bennett, DMD.
By Staff
5:25PM ( 3 hours ago )
Stone Mountain Park official: Rebel flags must fly under law
Confederate flags will continue flying at Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta because Georgia law prevents their removal, the head of a state authority that oversees the park said Wednesday.
By Associated Press
4:41PM ( 4 hours ago )
Hall County native named Ga. DOT Area Engineer
The Georgia Department of Transportation has appointed a Hall County native, Shannon Giles, as Area Engineer serving Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Oconee and Walton counties.
By Staff
4:10PM ( 4 hours ago )
VIDEO: Hall Co. Fire Marshal offers fireworks safety tips
Wednesday marked the first day that citizens could purchase consumer, "aerial" fireworks in Georgia, and Hall County Fire officials are warning residents of the potential hazards.
2:25PM ( 6 hours ago )