Earlier this month, a truck crash in Salem, Oregon, killed hundreds of chicken. To commemorate the sad event, PETA wanted to build a statue:
PETA wanted to build a statue standing more than five feet tall and weighing 250 pounds at the intersection of Commercial and Division streets. It was designed by “The New Yorker” cartoonist Harry Bliss.
The statue “would serve as a reminder not only to livestock haulers to take extra precautions with their live cargo but also to city residents that chickens are among the most abused animals on the planet and the best way to try to prevent crashes like this is to go vegan so that chickens don't have to make the trip to the slaughterhouse in the first place,” PETA spokeswoman Shakira Croce said in a news release.
The city, however, declined the organization's generosity: Link - Thanks Tiffany!