Last month, a truck crashed in Sioux City, IA, and the load of turkeys it was transporting perished in the accident. Sad story. Enter peta, who wants to mark the passing of the turkeys by erecting a ten-foot memorial to them. I kid you not. As reported by The Sioux City Journal, peta staffer Alex Moore explained that the memorial would “remind commuters that the best way to prevent tragedies such as this one is to go vegan, because turkeys shouldn’t have to make terrifying trips to slaughterhouses at all.” That, or miniature car seats. My question: why isn’t peta memorializing the bunnies, armadillos, groundhogs, possums, and squirrels wiped out on highways every day? Why only turkeys? Seems species-ist.
From the June 2014 Limbaugh Letter