BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — PETA announced Friday that it plans to place a memorial near the Mississippi River Bridge on I-10 for the dead pigs that fell out of a truck on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
The Louisiana State Police and the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash that shut down I-10 westbound at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The sheriff’s office said pigs were scattered behind the crash scene after being carried by a truck that was heading westbound on the bridge.
LSP confirmed that the dead pigs were not related to the crash.
PETA said it plans to place a billboard that will say, “See the Individual. Go Vegan.” There have been about 45 accidents involving trucks carrying animals so far this year, according to PETA.