San Antonio — To memorialize the 25 cows killed when a truck carrying overturned Feb. 8 at the Interstate 37 and Interstate 10 interchange, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals placed a sky-high message near the crash site proclaiming, “See the Individual. Go Vegan.”
PETA’s billboard is located on I-10 East, exit 574 for I-37 South toward Corpus Christi.
The truck driver told police that the truck shifted to the right side as he took an exit at the Interstate 37 and Interstate 10 interchange, causing him to lose control, according to KSAT.
Police said the truck, which was carrying 25 cows, saw its gears lock up, causing it to hit a guard rail and cross over the median before the truck rolled over on its side, according to KABB.
The driver is reported to have suffered a scratch on the forehead.
“Cows died in terror and agony as a result of this crash, while the survivors were likely rounded up and taken to be killed for their flesh,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said. “PETA’s memorial encourages anyone disturbed by the thought of these terrified animals suffering on the roadside or ending up under the slaughterhouse knife to go vegan.”
More information on PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”— is available at PETA.org.
The Trucker News Staff produces engaging content for not only TheTrucker.com, but also The Trucker Newspaper, which has been serving the trucking industry for more than 30 years. With a focus on drivers, the Trucker News Staff aims to provide relevant, objective content pertaining to the trucking segment of the transportation industry. The Trucker News Staff is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.