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PETA calls for memorial sign for m62 chickens

PETA calls for memorial sign for m62 chickens

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AN animal rights group has called for a memorial sign to be placed where more than 1,500 chickens died this morning after a lorry crash on the M62.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has said they hope the memorial will remind drivers chickens are ‘not just body parts to pick out of buckets’.

Around 6,000 birds were being transported on the lorry before it went into the verge side safety barrier around 4am between junction 11 at Birchwood and junction 12 at Eccles.

It is thought the majority of chickens died from the impact of the crash while others escaped and were hit by cars.

A PETA spokesman said: “I'm sorry to say that there is nothing to stop farmers transporting this number of birds in a lorry and the extraordinary trauma and cruelty of transport for chickens and other animals is another reason why so many people are going vegetarian or vegan.

“The vast majority of these bright, sensitive birds spend their lives in windowless sheds, where they are crammed together, unable to establish a pecking order or do anything natural and enjoyable.

“PETA will be asking to place a memorial sign for the chickens who died in the lorry crash near Warrington this morning.

“We hope our memorial will remind people that chickens are not just body parts to pick out of buckets but individuals with feelings who, like us, don't want to die in an upturned lorry or at an abattoir.

“Readers can save these animals from a life a pain and suffering by leaving them off their plates.”

The carriageway was completely closed until 10.40am causing traffic chaos with one lane still shut on the eastbound carriageway.

Hear Warrington Guardian reporter Hannah Bargery speaking to Radio 2's Jeremy Vine about the inident, below.


 

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3:34pm Wed 14 May 14

Cheap Mower says...

Is this a joke?
Is this a joke? Cheap Mower
  • Score: 21

3:46pm Wed 14 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

I certainly wouldn't go as far as PETA (yes, I do eat meat, wear leather etc.). Having said that, I can't help wondering if the people who expressed outrage at ritually slaughtered meat give much thought to how their food is produced including meat.

How many of them even consider buying free range eggs and chickens rather than battery produced ones?
I certainly wouldn't go as far as PETA (yes, I do eat meat, wear leather etc.). Having said that, I can't help wondering if the people who expressed outrage at ritually slaughtered meat give much thought to how their food is produced including meat. How many of them even consider buying free range eggs and chickens rather than battery produced ones? Nick Tessla
  • Score: 9

3:51pm Wed 14 May 14

SophieEB91 says...

Seriously? It is a shame that the chickens died but will putting a memorial really make a difference? If people want to eat meat then a memorial won't make a difference.
Seriously? It is a shame that the chickens died but will putting a memorial really make a difference? If people want to eat meat then a memorial won't make a difference. SophieEB91
  • Score: 15

4:06pm Wed 14 May 14

Squashking says...

Lets put a memorial sign up near KFC or Nando's or any other restaurant.....serio
usly.....putting a sign up near a motorway, where drivers will rubberneck to see what the sign says, contributing to more potential crashes, good idea peta!
Lets put a memorial sign up near KFC or Nando's or any other restaurant.....serio usly.....putting a sign up near a motorway, where drivers will rubberneck to see what the sign says, contributing to more potential crashes, good idea peta! Squashking
  • Score: 37

4:17pm Wed 14 May 14

SophieEB91 says...

Squashking wrote:
Lets put a memorial sign up near KFC or Nando's or any other restaurant.....serio usly.....putting a sign up near a motorway, where drivers will rubberneck to see what the sign says, contributing to more potential crashes, good idea peta!
If they want to put a memorial up in Nando's I would happily pay my respects! With a medium spiced chicken burger!
[quote][p][bold]Squashking[/bold] wrote: Lets put a memorial sign up near KFC or Nando's or any other restaurant.....serio usly.....putting a sign up near a motorway, where drivers will rubberneck to see what the sign says, contributing to more potential crashes, good idea peta![/p][/quote]If they want to put a memorial up in Nando's I would happily pay my respects! With a medium spiced chicken burger! SophieEB91
  • Score: 13

4:31pm Wed 14 May 14

loosecanon says...

Lorry full of chickens crashed on the M62. They were on their way back from Anfield where Brenden Rodgers and the Liverpool players have been counting them for weeks!
Lorry full of chickens crashed on the M62. They were on their way back from Anfield where Brenden Rodgers and the Liverpool players have been counting them for weeks! loosecanon
  • Score: 32

5:53pm Wed 14 May 14

Emilyyyx says...

Cheap Mower wrote:
Is this a joke?
I find it quite disrespectful that an animal rights group are appealing to get a memorial placed on the motorway for the 1,500 chickens that died this morning... Firstly, they were probably on their way to be slaughtered anyway... Secondly, and most importantly, people die in car accidents everyday! And quite often they are on motorways, they don't get memorials placed on the side of the road!! And finally, to be quite honest it would be rather dangerous as a lot of drivers will be distracted by it (Y) so no, there shouldn't be a memorial for a bunch of dead chickens on the M62! You don't protest to have memorials put down the chicken aisles in asda and tesco do you?!
[quote][p][bold]Cheap Mower[/bold] wrote: Is this a joke?[/p][/quote]I find it quite disrespectful that an animal rights group are appealing to get a memorial placed on the motorway for the 1,500 chickens that died this morning... Firstly, they were probably on their way to be slaughtered anyway... Secondly, and most importantly, people die in car accidents everyday! And quite often they are on motorways, they don't get memorials placed on the side of the road!! And finally, to be quite honest it would be rather dangerous as a lot of drivers will be distracted by it (Y) so no, there shouldn't be a memorial for a bunch of dead chickens on the M62! You don't protest to have memorials put down the chicken aisles in asda and tesco do you?! Emilyyyx
  • Score: 28

6:02pm Wed 14 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

Emilyyyx wrote:
Cheap Mower wrote:
Is this a joke?
I find it quite disrespectful that an animal rights group are appealing to get a memorial placed on the motorway for the 1,500 chickens that died this morning... Firstly, they were probably on their way to be slaughtered anyway... Secondly, and most importantly, people die in car accidents everyday! And quite often they are on motorways, they don't get memorials placed on the side of the road!! And finally, to be quite honest it would be rather dangerous as a lot of drivers will be distracted by it (Y) so no, there shouldn't be a memorial for a bunch of dead chickens on the M62! You don't protest to have memorials put down the chicken aisles in asda and tesco do you?!
PETA probably would.
[quote][p][bold]Emilyyyx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheap Mower[/bold] wrote: Is this a joke?[/p][/quote]I find it quite disrespectful that an animal rights group are appealing to get a memorial placed on the motorway for the 1,500 chickens that died this morning... Firstly, they were probably on their way to be slaughtered anyway... Secondly, and most importantly, people die in car accidents everyday! And quite often they are on motorways, they don't get memorials placed on the side of the road!! And finally, to be quite honest it would be rather dangerous as a lot of drivers will be distracted by it (Y) so no, there shouldn't be a memorial for a bunch of dead chickens on the M62! You don't protest to have memorials put down the chicken aisles in asda and tesco do you?![/p][/quote]PETA probably would. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 6

6:18pm Wed 14 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

PETA are a bit like BRAKE and some cycling supporters - they ruin anything sensible they have to say by going over the top.
PETA are a bit like BRAKE and some cycling supporters - they ruin anything sensible they have to say by going over the top. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 13

6:48pm Wed 14 May 14

phil wa1 says...

Anyone seen that south park episode where they make fun of PETA? As funny as it is those two guys have a real skill for highlighting the ridiculousness in our society. That episode particularly has the nail on the head!
Anyone seen that south park episode where they make fun of PETA? As funny as it is those two guys have a real skill for highlighting the ridiculousness in our society. That episode particularly has the nail on the head! phil wa1
  • Score: 3

10:22pm Wed 14 May 14

Sue2000 says...

Seriously these chickens were killers that where about to be put in Asda Tesco aldi etc six weeks from birth they are on there way to be killed to feed us the natural food chain right or wrong why the hell would you put memorial sign up ?? Waste of money people won't stop eating them ;(
Seriously these chickens were killers that where about to be put in Asda Tesco aldi etc six weeks from birth they are on there way to be killed to feed us the natural food chain right or wrong why the hell would you put memorial sign up ?? Waste of money people won't stop eating them ;( Sue2000
  • Score: 4

10:47pm Wed 14 May 14

Brick Bazooka says...

PETA are f****** bonkers. A memorial sign would be cause a distraction to drivers, therefore it just ain't going to happen.

Pointless story that doesn't deserve to be printed.
PETA are f****** bonkers. A memorial sign would be cause a distraction to drivers, therefore it just ain't going to happen. Pointless story that doesn't deserve to be printed. Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 13

2:37pm Thu 15 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Why did the chicken cross the road?
Cos it was safer than the f***in M62!

PETA seriously get a grip.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Cos it was safer than the f***in M62! PETA seriously get a grip. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

11:47pm Thu 15 May 14

muckerman says...

PETA:
People Eating Tasty Animals
PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals muckerman
  • Score: 8

4:08am Fri 16 May 14

geeky9000 says...

Awesome post thanks.
Memorial Day is coming soon
Awesome post thanks. Memorial Day is coming soon geeky9000
  • Score: 0

4:08am Fri 16 May 14

geeky9000 says...

Memorial Day
[URL="http://www.mot hersdaypoems.org/201 4/05/Memorial-Day.ht ml"]Memorial Day[/URL] geeky9000
  • Score: -1

7:00am Sun 18 May 14

JMW111170 says...

Memorial sign, this has to be a P.R stunt from PETA??
What next a memorial card every time you buy a bucket of chicken, with the birds date of birth an a photo!!!!!!! Give me a break food sourest end of.
How's the driver of the vehicle?? Or was it a chicken driving.
Memorial sign, this has to be a P.R stunt from PETA?? What next a memorial card every time you buy a bucket of chicken, with the birds date of birth an a photo!!!!!!! Give me a break food sourest end of. How's the driver of the vehicle?? Or was it a chicken driving. JMW111170
  • Score: 1

6:27pm Sun 18 May 14

Mrs1979 says...

PETA are just silly !!
Hundreds of people die every year on motorways and family friends
Are unable to put memorials next to it because it's dangerous!!!
The chickens were properly on the way for slaughter anyway.
Millions of chickens every year get transported in this way ?????
It's a sad shame but it's a chicken ....
PETA are just silly !! Hundreds of people die every year on motorways and family friends Are unable to put memorials next to it because it's dangerous!!! The chickens were properly on the way for slaughter anyway. Millions of chickens every year get transported in this way ????? It's a sad shame but it's a chicken .... Mrs1979
  • Score: 5

6:34pm Tue 20 May 14

Pauline McEwan says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
I certainly wouldn't go as far as PETA (yes, I do eat meat, wear leather etc.). Having said that, I can't help wondering if the people who expressed outrage at ritually slaughtered meat give much thought to how their food is produced including meat.

How many of them even consider buying free range eggs and chickens rather than battery produced ones?
We always buy free range eggs and chicken, we actually get our eggs from a local farm in Croft, but we do still eat other meat as long as it's British. Would never buy battery produced chickens or eggs
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: I certainly wouldn't go as far as PETA (yes, I do eat meat, wear leather etc.). Having said that, I can't help wondering if the people who expressed outrage at ritually slaughtered meat give much thought to how their food is produced including meat. How many of them even consider buying free range eggs and chickens rather than battery produced ones?[/p][/quote]We always buy free range eggs and chicken, we actually get our eggs from a local farm in Croft, but we do still eat other meat as long as it's British. Would never buy battery produced chickens or eggs Pauline McEwan
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Tue 20 May 14

Pauline McEwan says...

Mrs1979 wrote:
PETA are just silly !!
Hundreds of people die every year on motorways and family friends
Are unable to put memorials next to it because it's dangerous!!!
The chickens were properly on the way for slaughter anyway.
Millions of chickens every year get transported in this way ?????
It's a sad shame but it's a chicken ....
100% agree on what you are saying and what others are saying. There have been so many people killed on our motorways through no fault of their own so why should a sign be put up about chickens, especially when it would be the tax payer paying for it
[quote][p][bold]Mrs1979[/bold] wrote: PETA are just silly !! Hundreds of people die every year on motorways and family friends Are unable to put memorials next to it because it's dangerous!!! The chickens were properly on the way for slaughter anyway. Millions of chickens every year get transported in this way ????? It's a sad shame but it's a chicken ....[/p][/quote]100% agree on what you are saying and what others are saying. There have been so many people killed on our motorways through no fault of their own so why should a sign be put up about chickens, especially when it would be the tax payer paying for it Pauline McEwan
  • Score: 2

10:56pm Tue 20 May 14

geekyme says...

Has anyone thought that maybe PETA made this statement to the press, for the publicity of animal rights, than actually believe that a memorial will happen.
Has anyone thought that maybe PETA made this statement to the press, for the publicity of animal rights, than actually believe that a memorial will happen. geekyme
  • Score: -1

1:37pm Wed 21 May 14

Ian Cooper says...

geekyme wrote:
Has anyone thought that maybe PETA made this statement to the press, for the publicity of animal rights, than actually believe that a memorial will happen.
Well, I did, but apparently deeper thinking than "WTF" is kinda rare.
[quote][p][bold]geekyme[/bold] wrote: Has anyone thought that maybe PETA made this statement to the press, for the publicity of animal rights, than actually believe that a memorial will happen.[/p][/quote]Well, I did, but apparently deeper thinking than "WTF" is kinda rare. Ian Cooper
  • Score: 0

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