If you drive down Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, you find statues that have stirred controversy. That’s because several are from the Civil War and there have been circulated petitions to push for removal of these statues because of the connection of the Confederate flag/slavery and these Confederate leaders. But, the statues remain.
But, in a monument more reminiscent of the Chick-fil-A cows comes (5newsonline.com) a news story titled PETA Petitions Arkansas Highway Department To Erect Roadside Cow Memorial. We learn that PETA has sent a letter to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department to ask permission to build a 5-foot-tall tombstone memorial.
According to a press release from PETA, they want to erect the tombstone/monument at the site of a truck crash that injured and killed several cows last month. The crash along Highway 5 in Arkansas “killed and grievously injured numerous cattle”. The tombstone is proposed to have an image of a cow with the words “In Memory of the Cows Who Suffered and Died at This Spot, September 2016. Try Vegan.”
According to the release, the memorial would serve as a reminder to drivers that safety is important when traveling with animals. In addition, they are aiming to promote a vegan lifestyle to “prevent further animal suffering and death”.
If you are fascinated by this story, I think you will be even more fascinated by the comments of the readers at the end of the story. You’ll see who has beef with this monument.
And for pic o’ day, I thought this was relevant with all the weather talk: