PETA looks to put up billboard after chickens die in Mower Co. semi fire

PETA says a person who adopts a vegan diet saves nearly 200 animal lives each year.

Posted: Apr 3, 2019 7:32 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2019 7:49 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn.-There's an interesting twist in a story we first told you about last week.
A semi full of chickens died when the vehicle caught fire in rural Mower County.

Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is looking to add a billboard along the county highway to persuade drivers to go vegan.

Authorities say hundreds of chickens died in the fire.
The national animal rights organization will be putting the billboard near the accident, hoping drivers passing by will drop meat from their diets.
“This was completely preventable violence and suffering. That's why we're putting up this billboard, to remind people that they can have a part in stopping this suffering,” said PETA spokesperson Amber Canavan.

PETA says a person who adopts a vegan diet saves nearly 200 animal lives each year.

Article Comments

Mason City
Broken Clouds
65° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 65°
Albert Lea
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 64°
Austin
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Few Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 68°
Rochester
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 68°
A cold front Saturday will drop us into a true start for fall
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Code Ninjas Center now open

Image

Walking for One Vision

Image

Preparing for an emergency

Image

Electric car show educates people about driving green

Image

SPX OT: Part 1

Image

Sports Overtime highlights part two

Image

Veterans MIA's POW's recognized in Rochester Observance

Image

Learning about engineering

Image

New rules for taking care of animals

Image

Looking at the weekend weather forecast

Community Events