PETA Wants Memorial For Fish Killed In Traffic Accident

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. pspr


    I love animals about as much as anyone but the PETA folks just turn animal protection into a joke. (And let's not have the jokes about liking your aminals right next to the mashed potato's.)

    An Irvine resident is requesting that the city install a sign to memorialize the hundreds of fish killed in a traffic crash in early October as they were being taken to Irvine Ranch Market.

    In the letter, Dina Kourda, on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, asks the city's street maintenance superintendent to place the sign at the site of the crash on Walnut and Yale avenues.

    The sign would read, "In memory of hundreds of fish who suffered and died at this spot," to remind tractor-trailer drivers of their responsibility to the animals who are "hauled to their deaths every day," according to the letter provided by PETA.

    The crash occurred Oct. 11 when a truck, carrying 1,600 pounds of live fish and several tanks of pure oxygen, crashed with two other vehicles.

    The oxygen was used to keep saltwater bass alive as the fish were being taken to market.

    "Although such signs are traditionally reserved for human fatalities, I hope you'll make an exception because of the enormous suffering involved in this case," the letter read.