PETA Looking To Put Up Billboard Near June 6 Chicken Truck Accident Near Middletown

by Super User

The national group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is looking into placing a billboard near the June 6 truck accident on Rt. 301 near Bethel Church Road near Middletown that injured and killed several chickens. The overturned truck was headed to a Perdue Farms processing facility in Milford, Delaware when it overturned while attempting the sharp turn on Summit Bridge Road just south of the C&D Canal.

One of the birds injured in the accident was rescued by activists from Liberation Philadelphia, was given the name June, and was transported to Mount Laurel Animal Hospital in New Jersey but the chicken died from his injuries about 36 hours after the accident. A vigil for June was held on Friday, June 8 at the Perdue Farms processing plant in Milford.

The PETA billboard, if erected, would have the image of a chicken next to the words “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan. According to PETA executive Tracy Reiman in a press release, “This devastating crash left countless birds dead or mangled and suffering on the side of the highway”. Reiman added “PETA’s billboard would send an important message that the best way to prevent these tragedies is to keep smart, sensitive chickens off the road in the first place by going vegan”.

Photo credit: PETA      

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