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An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle that died when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to buy the markers, one in suburban Chicago and one northwest of Peoria. PETA's Dec. 15 request to the Illinois Department of Transportation contends the signs would pay tribute to the more than 20 head of cattle killed as a result of negligent driving in Illinois in 2011.
The request likely will be denied, IDOT spokesman Josh Kauffman said. The state's Roadside Memorial Act specifies that only relatives who lost loved ones in highway crashes may request memorials, he said.
PETA campaign coordinator Tracy Patton, of Arlington Heights, who wrote the letter seeking the markers, wants the department to disregard that requirement.
"Because there are no surviving family members for animals in the meat trade, we ask that you waive this requirement of the program and allow concerned Illinois citizens like me to apply in lieu of a relative," she wrote.
Virginia and Illinois are the only states where PETA has attempted these campaigns so far, Byrne said.
"Cows are intelligent, sensitive animals who feel pain the same way we do," Byrne said. Livestock transported for slaughter endure extreme weather, hunger and thirst, she said. If they are hurt in an accident, their suffering can be prolonged.
Highway crashes involving livestock can be horrific. Cattle plummeted from an overpass in May when a truck overturned on Interstate 80 near Hazel Crest. The roadside markers envisioned by PETA would memorialize 16 animals killed in that accident and six killed in October on Interstate 74 about 40 miles northwest of Peoria. No humans died in the wrecks.
Originally posted by flexy123
Don't get me wrong, i LOVE animals,. animal cruelty is the worst thing ever.
But cattle - they were probably on the way to steaks anyway? I don't "like" that 20 cattle died...but making a memorial for them is a little weird ...
What's the inscription? "The poor cattle died prematurely on the way to the slaughterhouse." ?
Originally posted by jude11
I would love to see a sign like this:
"Here lies Frank. He was a good squirrel but unfortunately not quick enough."
edit on 30-12-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
"Cows are intelligent, sensitive animals who feel pain the same way we do," Byrne said.
1. Marinated London Broil
London Broil is the recipe that became synonymous with the cut of beef. Marinated with garlic, wine, and vinegar, this is a traditional London Broil. To get the flavor authentic you will want charcoal, but a good gas grill will do the job just as well. This is a thick cut of steak, large enough to feed two, so check the internal temperature and make sure you get it cooked through to the middle.
Take a skirt steak, marinated with Tequila, lime juice, herbs and spices, and thrown on a hot grill. Carne Asada is a traditional dish, and as such there are many ways to prepare this dish. What they all have in common is a tough cut of beef, a powerful marinade, and a hot fire. Carne Asada is perfect for a charcoal fire and needs that kiss of smoke to make it truly authentic.
Peppered New York Strip Steak
Lee Custer sent me this recipe for a spiced up a New York Strip Steak. The secret is to use cracked peppercorns, not ground. That solid pepper flavor is what makes this steak so flavorful. While this recipe calls for 1/4 cup of black pepper it isn't that spicy. The pepper becomes a crust that flakes off during grilling, but holds in flavor and juices.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by Xcathdra
...guess that sealed you being taken off the PETA Christmas card list...
The way I see it...PETA won't be happy until we're all cannibals.edit on 30-12-2011 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)