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PETA to Put up Billboard Honoring Chickens Killed in Federalsburg Fire

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The Dec. 20 fire on Pepper Road in Federalsburg killed 15,800 chickens. (Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office) The Dec. 20 fire on Pepper Road in Federalsburg killed 15,800 chickens. (Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office)

FEDERALSBURG, Md.- A major animal rights organization says it wants to pay tribute to the thousands of chickens that died in a Caroline County poultry house fire.

People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA, said in a statement Thursday that the billboard will be in "honor of the 16,000 chickens who died when a barn on Pepper Road caught fire on Dec. 20."

PETA says the billboard will point out who is responsible for the death of the birds. PETA blames "anyone who hasn't gone vegan."

(Photo: PETA)

 

“Every single chicken killed in this fire was an individual who was surely terrified and in pain as smoke and flames engulfed the barn,” says PETA Director of Campaigns Danielle Katz. 

PETA did not list on its website when or where the billboard will exactly go up on the Eastern Shore.

The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage to the building and another $50,000 in damage to its contents, with 15,800 chickens killed in the blaze. An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.

 

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