The things PETA spends their time on never fail to amuse:

It was a gruesome accident May 22: A truck driver lost control and his rig carrying 36 cows partially tipped over on an overpass along Interstate Highway 80 near Hazel Crest, sending some of the animals plunging about 25 feet onto Interstate Highway 294.

The death toll totaled 16 head of cattle, including one badly injured animal that police shot to end its suffering.

An animal-rights group now wants the Illinois Department of Transportation to erect an official roadside memorial sign. It would serve as a tribute to the victims, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which also seeks installation of a second memorial to six cows killed in traffic after they were thrown from a truck that overturned on Oct. 14 near Cambridge, Ill.

The DoT could easily make PETA go away by telling them that the cows were wearing ::gulp:: fur coats. But since this is Illinois we’re talking about — the California of the Midwest — the state will probably actually entertain the request and maybe even end up making lactose intolerance a hate crime.


14 Responses to “Cows Killed in Accident; PETA Lobbies Illinois DoT for Roadside Moomorial”

  1. ReaganiteGOPer on December 27th, 2011 1:26 pm

    I don't care about what PETA is doing unless their best looking girls are getting naked in some public square again lol

  2. ReaganiteGOPer on December 27th, 2011 1:28 pm

    I don't care about what PETA's doing unless it involves the models stripping in some street, they're a one-trick pony lol

  3. Marshall_Will on December 27th, 2011 1:58 pm

    Here's the kicker ( they were on their way to the slaughterhouse anyway! )

    Of course, PETA wants this "Moomorial" done w/ taxpayer funded dollars vice their own. It's The Prog Way.

  4. Joe Redfield on December 27th, 2011 2:22 pm

    A hamburger stand would make a nice memorial.

  5. backwoodsconsr on December 27th, 2011 2:45 pm

    Or a Dairy Queen.

  6. Marshall_Will on December 27th, 2011 2:57 pm

    Kinda' gives new meaning to the term Shake Shack huh? Once caught an HBO movie about Temple Grandin, autistic gal that studied how livestock move thru the stockyard and what is not only a more productive but humane process.

    She wasn't wrong, we owe a lot of our development and progress TO these animals. Coming from a ranch family, I think she would've found the whole idea of a roadside moomorial perfectly insane.

  7. backwoodsconsr on December 27th, 2011 3:21 pm

    What have those heifers at PETA been grazing on, locoweed?

  8. Yazsters on December 27th, 2011 3:32 pm

    The whole state of Illinois looks like a gruesome slaughter along the roads! Well not that bad, but from what I recall the Illinois road crews have been cut back to save on costs – as with other state departments. And as a result there are more dead animals to be seen along the roadside. Not a pretty sight, unless you are from the southern part of the state, and the extra carcasses are a bonanza for meals.

  9. OK_Loyalist on December 27th, 2011 10:21 pm

    I think PETA should be allowed to have a Mooomorial … Shaped like an A-1 bottle.

  10. backwoodsconsr on December 27th, 2011 10:48 pm

    Obviously, the commenters here refuse to be cowed.

  11. Doug on December 28th, 2011 12:42 am

    Now we're just milking the premise…. er…

  12. backwoodsconsr on December 28th, 2011 2:16 am

    It behooves me to do so.

  13. SignPainterGuy on December 28th, 2011 1:13 am

    PETA makes no effort toward memorializing the hundreds of cats and dogs they kill each year in "animal shelters" because homes cannot be found for them; why the concern for animals that are killed accidentally ?

  14. SignPainterGuy on December 28th, 2011 3:10 pm

    After the farmer had finished milking, one cow turned to another and said, "There must be something wrong with me, he always stops after the foreplay !"