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December 8, 2023
Brittney Williams 202-483-7382
Ridge Spring, S.C. – As PETA’s “Hell on Wheels” tour stopped in Augusta to indicate locals how chickens undergo on slaughterhouse-bound vehicles, an 18-wheeler transporting chickens crashed into an influence pole Wednesday in Ridge Spring. The chickens who weren’t killed on impression had been probably loaded onto one other truck headed for the slaughterhouse—however the subsequent morning, PETA members discovered two survivors hiding in bushes close by and rushed them to obtain veterinary care. As soon as they’ve recovered, the duo—now named Pinky and Cole after the founding father of the Slutty Vegan restaurant chain, whose birthday is immediately—might be taken to a sanctuary.
Pictures of the feathered pair can be found right here.
“Having gone from a crowded, filthy transport truck sure for slaughter to a secure and caring sanctuary, Pinky and Cole won’t ever be caged or killed for his or her physique components,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges everybody to go vegan to spare chickens from terrifying deaths and to get these lethal vehicles off the streets.”
The U.S. transports and slaughters practically 10 billion chickens yearly, and PETA factors out that transport truck crashes like this one are shockingly widespread—practically 70 animal-related accidents have occurred in 2023.
This story has a cheerful ending for Pinky and Cole, who may have the chance to have interaction of their pure habits at a sanctuary—reminiscent of scratching for meals, taking mud baths, roosting in timber, and sitting within the solar—however the two survivors have a protracted highway to restoration. Each are struggling to face and stroll as a result of the meat business bred them to develop so massive so rapidly that their legs are crippled below the load. Their chests are devoid of feathers and crimson with ammonia burns from being compelled to take a seat in large sheds crammed with excrement.
Each one that goes vegan spares practically 200 animals every year day by day struggling and terrifying deaths and reduces their very own threat of growing coronary heart illness and most cancers. PETA’s free vegan starter equipment can assist these trying to make the change.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals are usually not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.