The animal rights group PETA has called for a memorial to be built to remember the feathered victims of a recent truck crash.
Thousands of chickens, ironically on their way to the slaughter house, were killed when a B-Double rolled on the Bruxner Hwy in Northern New South Wales last month.
PETA spokesperson, Emily Rice, said the group wants to see the chickens to be remembered with a road-side memorial that inscribed with the words, “In Memory of the Chickens Who Suffered and Died at this Spot Try Vegan”.
The PETA representative telling Big Rigs that the memorial would remind all drivers, including those with animals on board, to travel safely.
But the local council and the RMS don’t seem to be too enthusiastic about the idea.
The publication quotes the Lismore Mayor, Isaac Smith, as describing the memorial as “inappropriate”, while the RMS wasn’t getting behind the proposal either.
A spokesperson for the government department only reaffirmed that a road-side memorial must not become a hazard to road users.
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