People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is putting up a billboard in honor of about ten pigs killed in a Benton Harbor area crash last month. We reported on June 26 a livestock truck rolled on to its side on Napier Avenue while turning off the westbound I-94 ramp. PETA’s Sadie Buckles tells WSJM News the billboard going up nearby will read “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.”
“The billboard will just serve as a reminder that pigs are sensitive, intelligent individuals who feel pain,” Buckles said. “They enjoy companionship, and they don’t want to be killed.”
PETA says the pigs that weren’t killed in the crash “will presumably end up under the slaughterhouse knife.” It also says pigs are abused by the livestock industry. Buckles says crashes like last month’s are unnecessary, and everyone should consider a vegan diet. She recommends people visit PETA.org to learn more about veganism.