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PETA Seeks Memorials to Cows Killed on Ill. Roads
Fox Chicago ^ | Friday, 30 Dec 2011, 2:42 PM CST | AP

Posted on 12/30/2011 5:53:21 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie

Chicago - An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle that died when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to buy the markers, one in suburban Chicago and one northwest of Peoria. PETA's request to the Illinois Department of Transportation says the signs would pay tribute to the more than 20 head of cattle killed as a result of negligent driving in Illinois this year.

Ashley Byrne of PETA says the effort is part of a national campaign to call attention to how cattle suffer in the meat industry.

IDOT spokesman Josh Kauffman says the request likely will be denied. Rules require that only relatives who lost loved ones in highway crashes may request roadside memorials.


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They should open up a McDonalds, Ruth Chris, and an Outback Steak house in memory of the brave cattle.
1 posted on 12/30/2011 5:53:26 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Actually, it's a good idea.

Might I suggest a theme with...golden arches?

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2 posted on 12/30/2011 5:58:07 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

How about something in the shape of an A-1 Sauce bottle?


3 posted on 12/30/2011 5:59:13 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

It was an act of Gaia, get over it bedwetters.


4 posted on 12/30/2011 5:59:47 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
PETA Seeks Memorials to Cows Killed on Ill. Roads

I have no objection as long as we can also put up signs in memory of all the babies killed (aborted) in the state of Illinois.

5 posted on 12/30/2011 6:01:11 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Put up crosses and let the left fight it out with each other.


6 posted on 12/30/2011 6:02:52 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

get a massive PU truck with equally massive competition
level portable que on wheels to provide dinner North TX
style. Brisket done over post oak... the smell of heaven!


7 posted on 12/30/2011 6:03:10 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I eat meat, but I understand a lot of domesticated animals suffer needlessly at the hands of the meat industry. I applaud anyone who tries to see that animals aren’t abused.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 6:04:52 PM PST by Krankor ( spare time.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

THE BULL
Anonymous

Here’s to the bull that roams the wood:
He does the cows and heifers good;
If it were not for his long, long rod,
We’d not have any beef, by God!


9 posted on 12/30/2011 6:05:43 PM PST by tumblindice (Dear PETA: Where's the beef?)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

A truck carrying hogs flipped on an interstate here in Kentucky a few years back. About 250 of the 400 porkers died in the crash.


10 posted on 12/30/2011 6:06:34 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Krankor

Have you ever tried to discuss human ways to slaughter cows, pigs, chickens and baby seals with a PETA member?

They want to kill them with old age. The meat is tough by then.


11 posted on 12/30/2011 6:09:36 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals draw conclusions on clouds with invisible ink from a unicorn horn dipped in Pixidust!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

For once I agree with Peta. All they need to do is plant a Peta member at each sight, and I’ll sign on.


12 posted on 12/30/2011 6:11:42 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals


13 posted on 12/30/2011 6:13:37 PM PST by Train Collector (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

If we’re go have memorials for anything in IL, it should be for the death of common sense amongst our elected leaders.

A monument could be created in the form of what comes out of the other end of the cow.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 6:15:35 PM PST by bigbob
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Mass production cow tipping?
Wholesale cow tipping?
How about full auto cow tipping?


15 posted on 12/30/2011 6:16:43 PM PST by Boiling point
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
PETA Seeks Memorials to Cows Killed on Ill. Roads

Navy Patriot seeks memorials to humans killed by mosquitoes worldwide, and demands PETA be taxed to fund the construction and maintenance of those memorials.

16 posted on 12/30/2011 6:18:09 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

They don’t want golden arches, they want a golden calf.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 6:18:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

X marks the spot where Bessie died.

We cooked her meat and tanned her hide.

We’ll remember her at every meal.

A young cow who is now veal.

BURMA SHAVE


18 posted on 12/30/2011 6:23:36 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: KrisKrinkle
How about something in the shape of an A-1 Sauce bottle?

Those roadside memorials are usually crosses made of PVC pipe. Perhaps something like that would work, but sculpted into more of a "t-bone" shape.

19 posted on 12/30/2011 6:24:44 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Huskrrrr

According to the Warner Bros cartoons, when a cow is struck by a car it flies up in the air and falls to earth as prepackaged meat and sausages.


20 posted on 12/30/2011 6:25:53 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

PETA Seeks Memorials to Newts Killed on California Roads
21 posted on 12/30/2011 6:28:57 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Newt in California? Who knew?)
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To: central_va

LOL! Yes I remember Popeye killing a cow with one fist...resulting in Bull-oney.


22 posted on 12/30/2011 6:29:32 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“We are living in the age of insanity.” George Putnam.


23 posted on 12/30/2011 6:33:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I held a fireside memorial for these noble beasts tonight. We honored them, medium rare with pepper, garlic and sea salt.


24 posted on 12/30/2011 6:37:01 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: bunkerhill7

On a country road that I drive on to work,
some kind soul put up at sign.
The sign said “Slow porcupine crossing.”
About 15 feet beyond that sign, were 4 dead porcupines.
I wanted to put up a sign that said: “Too slow porcupine crossing.”


25 posted on 12/30/2011 6:38:27 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

A roadside grill... Why did I read “IDOT” as “IDIOT”?


26 posted on 12/30/2011 6:43:48 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Moomorials!


27 posted on 12/30/2011 6:59:04 PM PST by wvguy
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

This is a warning to all about reckless driving! Cows are at stake!
28 posted on 12/30/2011 7:03:21 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
The cows were reported to be mooo..ved by the memorials.
29 posted on 12/30/2011 7:14:47 PM PST by dog breath
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I would prefer roadside crosses made from knives and forks.


30 posted on 12/30/2011 7:18:08 PM PST by donmeaker (e is trancendentall)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I would prefer roadside crosses made from knives and forks.


31 posted on 12/30/2011 7:19:11 PM PST by donmeaker (e is trancendentall)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie


32 posted on 12/30/2011 7:20:37 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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Put up crosses and let the left fight it out with each other.

How do you know those cows were Christian cows? They could have been Jewish as easily. How about a Star of David? What are you some kinda cow bigot or sumthin?

33 posted on 12/30/2011 7:27:21 PM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: Iron Munro

Call me crazy but I’m willing to go on the record and say that this person is an Obama campaign worker. I know, you’re probably thinking how could I make that assumption.


34 posted on 12/30/2011 7:32:50 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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A roadside grill... Why did I read “IDOT” as “IDIOT”?

A common mistake here in Illinois where the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) put up a road sign near Illinois Central College, That read, I.C.C. College next right.

35 posted on 12/30/2011 7:32:50 PM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: Krankor

I eat meat, but I understand a lot of domesticated animals suffer needlessly at the hands of the meat industry. I applaud anyone who tries to see that animals aren’t abused.


Yeah, i eat meat too, but i eat it so rare that my brother tells me that it is not even dead, so that can not be quite as bad as what most people do.


36 posted on 12/30/2011 7:48:46 PM PST by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Well, maybe PETA would like to set up memorials for deer killed on Iowa highways while they are at it. Perhaps some real “shovel ready” jobs in the making?...;)


37 posted on 12/30/2011 7:53:15 PM PST by callthemlikeyouseethem (Biden10/19/08: "I probably shouldn't have said all this because.. the press is here")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Call me crazy but I’m willing to go on the record and say that this person is an Obama campaign worker. I know, you’re probably thinking how could I make that assumption.


It sure beats me.


38 posted on 12/30/2011 7:55:39 PM PST by ravenwolf (reIf you believe that Nero was the anti-Christ, and among othJust a bit of the long list of proofsre)
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I understand a lot of domesticated animals suffer needlessly at the hands of the meat industry

You understand nothing, that does not happen.

The "meat industry" does not do domesticated animals, it does farm animals. And if feeding and caring for an animal from birth is so horrible, why are we trying to do that for welfare recipients?

We kill people a lot more painfully than we do our food. Electrocution, hanging are both horribly painful and humans are aware they are going to die. Of course we do kill MILLIONS of humans every year who are not aware that it is coming by burning they alive in strong salt solutions or pulling their bodies apart while they are alive with suction devices in abortions.

But animals we kill very cleanly and quickly. Torture we reserve for babies.

PETA are fools on a mission, don't join them.

39 posted on 12/30/2011 8:08:11 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

What about all those innocent insects on all those windshields! Oh, the buggery!


40 posted on 12/30/2011 8:16:14 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

PETA...Insanity

Once upon a time in America, there where institutions, just for these kind of people.


41 posted on 12/30/2011 8:49:22 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Billboards with giant hamburghers and all the trimmings.

Bon appetit!


42 posted on 12/30/2011 8:53:19 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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“.. I understand a lot of domesticated animals suffer needlessly at the hands of the meat industry.”

What does the meat industry do? Play Lady GaGa music loud? Do they shoot bullets at the feet of the animals and order them to dance?

Or have you just been reading some PETA crap?

Making animals suffer would create extra work for the meat industry - they aren’t going to do anything that adds to costs - theirs or yours. Buy a clue.


43 posted on 12/30/2011 9:16:30 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Graybeard58

I’m sure if a cow were choosing a religion it would be Hindu!!


44 posted on 12/30/2011 9:35:41 PM PST by dsammons
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

What about the possums and squirrels?


45 posted on 12/30/2011 10:33:50 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: RitchieAprile

Maybe they could get these guys to drop by:

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b46c49ef076c4af5a6b6e06d9ef44d24/PA—Big-Rig-BBQ/


46 posted on 12/31/2011 3:57:37 AM PST by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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Maybe they could get these guys to drop by:

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/b46c49ef076c4af5a6b6e06d9ef44d24/PA—Big-Rig-BBQ/


47 posted on 12/31/2011 3:57:53 AM PST by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: RitchieAprile

website:

http://www.babbq.com/


48 posted on 12/31/2011 4:01:21 AM PST by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: doc1019
I have no objection as long as we can also put up signs in memory of all the babies killed (aborted) in the state of Illinois.

That needed to be said again!

49 posted on 12/31/2011 5:16:29 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: doc1019

put up signs in memory of all the babies killed (aborted) in the state of Illinois.
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Yes, I have often thought that if putting up a roadside marker was such a ‘good idea’, why not put a ‘memorial plaque’ in a Hospital Room where one passed?
AND before the flaming starts, I know about Private Property etc and the Roadside Memorials are also meant to alert etc, it is just my way of saying “I don’t think the Roadside is such a good idea for memorial either”.

Like the historical marker signs are very good, but only if one stops to read them, NOT slow down to a crawl while still on the highway.


50 posted on 12/31/2011 5:32:39 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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