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PETA creates memorial for pigs killed in tractor-trailer crash

Posted at 9:36 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 20:15:06-04
PETA is asking for approval to erect a tombstone at the scene of a tractor-trailer crash in Arizona where several pigs lost their lives on Monday.
The crash took place on Interstate 15 in Mohave County. A statement from PETA says that the pigs were on their way to a slaughterhouse.
"These pigs were already in the midst of a terrifying trip... when they were left bleeding, suffering, and dying on the side of the highway, all for someone's fleeting taste of bacon," said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. She hopes that the memorial will encourage travelers to give a thought to the suffering animals.  
According to a statement from PETA, the tombstone will read, "In Memory of the Pigs Who Suffered and Died at This Spot. October 2016. Try Vegan."