BERNE, N.Y. – A national animal rights group wants to create a roadside memorial to commemorate the deaths of livestock in an Albany County tractor-trailer rollover.
Amrit Singh, an Albany resident and a PETA member, has just written to the Albany County Department of Public Works on PETA's behalf to ask for permission to erect a 10-foot-tall memorial tombstone in honor of the cows killed when the truck overturned in Berne.
"This tribute will let commuters know that the best way to prevent tragedies such as this one is to go vegan, because cows shouldn't have to make terrifying trips to feedlots and slaughterhouses at all," Singh wrote in her letter to Darrell Duncan of the Department of Public Works. "The memorial will also help prevent future accidents and make the roads safer for everyone by reminding tractor-trailer drivers of their responsibility to the thousands of animals they haul every year as well as to the motorists whose lives are endangered when a tractor-trailer crashes."
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