Nab Mechanic and Firefighter Awards for Efforts to Save Birds from Death from Heatstroke
For immediate release:
June 17, 2021
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Elgin, Illinois. “In honor of the chickens who died in the heat after the truck carrying them lost a wheel on I-90 on June 8, when temperatures climbed to the 80s, PETA plans to place a billboard near the crash site that read:“ Look at person. Go vegan. “
Mechanic Andrew Loakes and firefighters from the Addison Fire Department used a hose to water the chickens to keep them warm, prompting PETA to send them Compassion Award and Compassionate Fire Department Award, respectively. But even thanks to their efforts, according to battalion chief Chris Mansfield, hundreds of chickens, “if not a thousand,” still died. Laux said Chicago Tribune“This is the type of shit that makes you want to go vegetarian. That’s all I’ve been thinking about all day. “
“In the winter, chickens freeze to the metal side of the trucks, and in the summer they die of heat exhaustion,” says PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s ad will encourage viewers to help prevent these delicate birds from getting into trucks in the first place because they go vegan.”
Chickens used to produce eggs are kept in cramped barns, where each bird has no more than a square foot of space, and chickens killed for their flesh are shoved into filthy barns by the tens of thousands and bred to grow unnaturally large upper bodies that the legs often become disabled under the weight of the weight. In the slaughterhouse, birds have their throats cut, often while they are still conscious, and many are scalded to death in emptying tanks.
PETA notes that there have been at least 38 accidents this year involving trucks transporting animals for food. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 chickens, cows, pigs and other animals each year and helps prevent future epidemics and pandemics. Keeping and killing animals for food has been linked to SARS, swine flu, avian flu and COVID-19.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours to eat” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org…