cloudy
Friday August 28th, 2015 8:44AM

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.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 ( 7 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 ( 7 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 ( 7 months ago )
Local/State News
Student killed in shooting at Savannah State University that also prompted campus lockdown
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University killed a student and prompted a lockdown at the Georgia school.A statement posted on the university's w...
8:12AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Hall County approves renovation funding for Olympic Venue
The Hall County Board of Commissioners has agreed to help fund the renovation of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.
7:07AM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville meeting on racial profiling disrupted by white man with backpack
Nearly two hours of discussion at a community meeting on racial profiling came to an end when a white man with a backpack made his way to the front of the fellowship hall at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Summit Street.
4:48AM ( 3 hours ago )
Cornelia posts revised sign ordinance, extends moratorium
The Cornelia City Commission has extended its moratorium on freestanding sign permits until Oct. 7.
9:33PM ( 11 hours ago )
Dump truck driver injured when truck overturns near Cleveland
A dump truck driver was injured in an accident around 1 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his truck on Highway 115 west of Cleveland and overturned, dumping a load of gravel onto the roadway.
9:06PM ( 11 hours ago )