Fiery Truck Crash That Killed Over 100 Piglets Prompts PETA Memorial


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December 13, 2023

Brittney Williams 202-483-7382

Hospers, Iowa – In honor of the greater than 100 child pigs who died in agony after the truck carrying them caught fireplace as a result of a mechanical drawback on Freeway 60 on November 28, PETA plans to put a sky-high memorial close to the accident web site declaring who’s chargeable for their deaths: everybody who isn’t vegan.

“Every of those piglets was a person who died in ache and terror, engulfed by smoke and flames,” says PETA Government Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges everybody to forestall pigs from being crammed into vans within the first place by taking the straightforward step of going vegan.”

PETA factors out that pigs are playful, clever, pleasant animals who’re soothed by music, love taking part in ball, sleep in “pig piles,” and even take pleasure in getting massages. Within the meat trade, employees chop off piglets’ tails, clip their enamel with pliers, and castrate the males—all with out painkillers. Every one who goes vegan spares almost 200 animals yearly; reduces their very own threat of affected by most cancers, coronary heart illness, strokes, diabetes, and weight problems; and dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint. PETA’s free vegan starter equipment will help these seeking to make the change.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.


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