|PETA to Erect Texas BBQ Chicken Holocaust Memorial|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 09:38 PM|
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is planning to build a Texas BBQ Chicken Holocaust Memorial in Bryan, Texas to encourage Texans to refrain from eating more chicken.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Animal rights campaigners PETA have requested permission to install a 10-foot high roadside memorial for chickens killed when an 18-wheeler overturned in Bryan last month. Thousands of chickens were stacked up on the transporter in cages which were smashed open when it crashed September 30 at the intersection of U.S. 21 and FM 2818."
Laura Cascada, PETA campaign manager, is quoted as saying that, "Every year there are thousands of chicken and other animals that are transported hundreds of miles in all weather and are involved in traffic accidents like this and they suffer and die at the side of the road."
According to the Houston Chronicle, "The group have written to the Texas Department of Transportation asking for permission to erect the memorial, a tombstone which though centered on poultry can hardly be called paltry. In the letter, PETA writer Karla Waples appeals to barbecue hungry Texans to change their meat-eating ways."
PETA is demanding Texas taxpayers fund construction of the memorial site.
To read the entire article from the Houston Chronicle, link here:
written by Simon Ritchie , October 09, 2014
For the record, PETA made no "Holocaust" reference here. That's the Dallas Blog's poetic license.
written by Texas BBQer , October 23, 2014
Ok - so is the memorial for those who didn't get BBQ chicken OR for the mourning chicken families who lost loved ones? Either way I'm sure the chickens will really appreciate PETAs efforts. Baaaaa Haaaa.
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