Wednesday, 04 March 2020 13:21

PETA ad turned down

Written by  Milking It

Animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA’s) request to erect a billboard memorialising 21 cows killed in a tractor-trailer crash in North Carolina has been turned down.

An advertising company says it likely won’t accept a request from the animal rights group.

PETA said in a statement that it was seeking to place a billboard at the site where a truck overturned along Interstate 40 near Winston-Salem “in honor of the cows who were injured and killed.”

About half of the 41 cows on board the tractor-trailer died when it crashed on the way from Kentucky to a slaughterhouse in Asheboro, North Carolina.

The driver told a local TV station a family of deer ran into the roadway and he swerved to avoid them.

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