PETA want memorial for dead sheep

Animal rights activists want a memorial for dead sheep after they were killed in a road traffic accident

Animal rights activists want a memorial for dead sheep.

Campaign group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have ordered a mayor in Brentwood, Essex, UK, to create a 10-foot roadside memorial to "commemorate" 120 sheep who were killed when a transporter lorry overturned last week.

The group hoped the statue would "remind lorry drivers of their responsibility to the thousands of animals they haul every year" although the suggestion has been dismissed.

A spokesperson for the county borough council said: "While we acknowledge the sentiments of the letter, we would be concerned a sign on such a busy road would be a distraction for drivers and cause more accidents than it prevents."

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