Skip to comments.PETA Wants Memorial to Cow Victims of 5/22
Posted on 12/27/2011 5:06:48 AM PST by Kaslin
PETA has asked the Department of Transportation in Illinois to commemorate the spot where 16 cows lost their life on May 22 in a traffic accident says a report in the Chicago Tribune.
The cows plunged from the back of a tractor trailer when it jackknifed on a bridge on an I-80 highway overpass.
Im wondering if we could just have a memorial BBQ. Ill bring the grill.
Now, before you start laughing remember: This is Illinois.
Yes, that state.
You know how people warn you about avoiding stupid mistakes by saying, You dont want to be that guy.
Well, ladies and gentleman I present you your Daley-Obama-Rahm Emmanuel-led State of Illinois. That state.
Its a state where graft makes everything work, and where 3 out 4 governors go to prison, because someone has to take the rap for all that graft. You have to keep up appearances that you are interested in good government. And there is nothing like sending both Republican and Democrat governors to jail to make the message clear.
You dont want to be that guy? Then, dont become governor of Illinois.
In other states the position of governor is one of honor. In Illinois governors are elected patsies so the graft machine can keep going.
The PETA proposal memorializing the Cow-Victims-of-5/22 asks Illinois to glorify the animals that died while performing their function in the meat trade.
The meat trade is what you and I call groceries.
"These proposed signs would also remind tractor-trailer drivers of their responsibility to the thousands of animals they haul to their deaths every day," said Tracy Patton, 26, a campaigner for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals according to UPI. "It's a big enough tragedy that these animals end up in slaughterhouses, where they are kicked, shocked with electric prods and finally dragged off the trucks to their deaths. Sparing them from being tossed from a speeding truck and deprived of care afterward, sometimes for several hours, seems the least that we can do."
So they want drivers to act more responsibly while driving animals to their deaths? Maybe keeping truck drivers eyes on the road and not on some signs would be a good start.
Because, thats all we need: truck drivers squinting at memorials to cows while speeding across bridges in downtown Chicago. Whats next? Cow-sensitivity training?
PETA submitted their application under a 2007 provision in Illinois law, where family members of those who die as victims of DUI accidents may request memorials to the victims. The law was passed, according to a DOT spokesman, in order to regulate unofficial roadside memorials says the Trib.
Thats been a terribly pressing problem for the US. If we could only get federal control of those roadside monuments, this economy would really boom. And certainly replacing spontaneous, personalized, ad-hoc memorials by friends and relatives who knew the victim with a sanitized government memorial will probably better aid the grieving process for those who are left behind.
Thank God for good government in Illinois.
The problem for PETA isnt that their proposal is outrageous, stupid, ridiculous, insulting and loony; no the problem for PETA is the same problem that the rest of us have with government. The only reason why Illinois politicians arent rushing to support PETA in raising a memorial is because PETA doesnt have the cash to get the graft machine to use the misguided law regulating personal acts of grief to help PETA with their outrageous, stupid, ridiculous, insulting and loony proposal.
Because earlier this year the Illinois legislature, in an outrageous, stupid, ridiculous, insulting and loony move, raised personal income taxes by 67 percent and corporate income taxes by 47 percent and then started exempting the very biggest corporations from the tax.
And if you dont think that those exemptions werent driven by cash and graft, then congratulations!
You qualify for either the Republican or the Democrat nominations for governor in Illinois.
They want a golden calf?
This won’t end well.
Golden Arches would work.
I was thinking the Burger King king.
I am not a vegetarian, but I eat animals that are.
I eat nothing but vegetables. Sometimes I concentrate their goodness with the help of a steer, a lamb or some birds first.
This story is udderly rediculous. I’m sure they will milk it for all its worth.
How about a memorial to all the dogs and cats that PETA took from their owners with promises to find them good homes, that were killed and thrown into dumpsters as soon as they were out of the owners’ sight?
if we ate more “chikin”. these cows may have been saved.
Leave em alone! I don't want PETA harassing any victims.
I actually heard Mickey Mantle tell this story to Bob Costas on the the radio. Take with a shaker full of salt:
Several years ago, Billy Martin managed the Texas Rangers. The team had a great season, and Billy was voted AL manager of the year. As a gift from his players, they knew of his love of hunting, so they gave him two shotguns.In Mickey's telling, some of the details differ. The doctor, for instance, is former Yankee second baseman and President of the American League (1984-1994), Bobbie Brown, who became a cardiologist after the end of his baseball career.
During the offseason, Billy got a call from his good friend from his playing days that also resided in Texas during the offseason, Mickey Mantle. Mickey suggested that they take the new guns out and do some hunting. Mickey told Billy that he had a doctor friend that had several hundred acres to hunt on. Billy agreed.
When they got to the doctors property, Mickey told Billy that he was going up to the doctors house to let him know what they were doing. Mickey went to the door and told the doctor that they would be hunting. The doctor said "fine", but asked Mickey to do him a favor. He had a mule that was on it's last legs, and he asked Mickey if he would put it out of it's misery, because he didn't have the heart to do it himself.
So on the way back, Mickey decided to play a little joke on Billy. Once he got back to Billy, he had a real pissed off look on his face. Mickey told Billy that the doctor would not allow them to hunt on his property. Mickey said that he would fix his ass, and proceeded to walk up to the mule and plug him. He then turned around, but Billy was nowhere in sight. All of a sudden, Mickey heard shots fired from the other side of a hill. When Mickey reached the top of the hill, he saw Billy shooting the doctors cattle.
I will notify peta that I am more than willing to have a memorial to cows tonight. A new york strip with a salad and baked potato. I will be sure to memorialize the cow before eating it.
Bless this thoughtful cow Lord, this thy gift which I am about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ our Lord AMEN
Great story and here’s the man himself:
While my family and I were on our way back home from Texas this summer, we were about 20 miles west of Fort Worth and were stuck in a traffic jam. We finally got to where the cause of the jam was. It was quite a sight.
Turns out that a cattle truck lost control, went over the guardrail, and flipped upside down. The tractor was toast, the top of the cattle trailer was ripped open, and about 15 or 20 dead cattle were lying in a pile several feet away.
Did I also mention it was about 110 degrees outside? We had the windows up and the AC on, but I’m sure the smell must’ve been something to behold.
I don’t think PETA would be stupid enough to ask anyone in Texas to erect a monument. But, then again....
If PETA wants something like a memorial, they can pay for it, as long as a cow can testify on behalf of the victims. Humans are animals that can and do represent themselves. When other members of the animal kingdom can represent themselves, then appropriate action can be considered. We do not need a bunch of morons telling us what the animals think.
PETA members are capable of representing a vision of the world that they share among themselves. That is fine as long as they do not commit taxpayer dollars for anything.
I think it’s a mooving story.
Aren't the McDonald's signs that say "Billions of Burger Sold" the best memorial to cow 'victims'?
If the PETA folks don't want to be around beef eaters, let them move to India.
More sanctimonious worship from the cult of liberalism.
Happy New Year
Memorial? Sounds dangerously close to a religious observance to me. Isn’t PETA aligned with the “separation of church and state” sect?
Oh man....... paper mache hamburger about 4’ in diameter, on a post, clear coated in urethane... cost, 7 dollars, laugh factor, priceless
A famous apocryphal story that has made the rounds for years in baseball circles concerns the time when Brown's road roommate was star Yankee catcher Yogi Berra, who had little formal education. The two were reading in their hotel room one night - Berra a comic book and Brown his copy of Boyd's Pathology. Berra came to the end of his comic, tossed it aside, and asked Brown, "So, how is yours turning out?"
A memorial? Yes, 16 barbecue grills. Nothing fancy, just 16 Weber grills from K mart.
Wait til they discover what happened a few miles away at the Chicago Stockyards.
Just read my tagline........
So PETA wants to have a memorial *and* design it? With their advertising background, what could possibly go wrong?
Naw, that would be exploitation of the animal being milked....
Vegetarians eat vegetables.
Carnivores eat vegetarians.
I don't see what the problem is - just provide proof that they were members of the victims' families (herds?).
The ancient Romans were more catholic in their memorializations: they celebrated especially the Suovetaurilia, at which they sacrificed to the immortals a bull, a pig, and a sheep. Something for everybody.
Just out of curiosity, what does PETA do about the lives of animals lost in the process of harvesting plants for human consumption?
We’re talking gophers, birds, mice, snakes, frogs, rabbits and other creatures.
THEY MIGHT KILL THE CADDYSHACK VARMINT!!!!
I'm not sure that would work. A few weeks ago, a man from India told me how he and several families pitch in and come to a butcher in my town, where they pick out a cow and have it butchered and packed. He said the meat is very good, better quality than that available in stores.
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