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VicRoads is considering a memorial for about 1500 chickens which died in a truck crash at North Geelong on Monday morning.
Animal rights group PETA proposed the tombstone on Tuesday and said it would pay for its creation, erection and maintenance.
The tombstone would read “In Memory of the Chickens Who Suffered and Died at This Spot: Try Vegan.”
A VicRoads spokesperson on Wednesday confirmed the authority was considering the proposal and declined to rule it out, instead referring the Indy to its memorials policy.
Locals took to social media to ridicule the proposed memorial, with one suggesting KFC build a franchise at the location instead.
Another commenter, Debra Wilson, described the memorial as “absolutely ludicrous and a waste of good money.”
“PETA should think more wisely about where to spend their money otherwise their donors will stop sending money to them,” she posted.
“I still have trouble seeing why there are memorials for human road deaths, what do they want now, memorials for every cat and dog that gets run over too?” Stephen Larcombe said.
“This cannot be real,” Andrei Rotariu said.
“There has to be someone in PETA who is just like us and thinks (this) is just hilarious and is trolling everyone.”
Waurn Ponds Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Jamie Kahle said the 59-year-old truck driver from Drysdale would likely face charges for traffic offences.
Police were continuing their investigation of the crash and would interview the driver next week, Sgt Kahle said.
“We’re looking at fatigue and distraction as possible causes.”
The poultry truck rolled over the side at the Princes Highway overpass, North Geelong, at about 10:15am on Monday morning causing major traffic delays.
The Geelong-bound truck lost control and landed on an embankment beside Corio Quay Road scattering crates of chickens.
Paramedics took the driver to Geelong hospital with minor injuries.
The hospital released him the next day, Sgt Kahle said.
Police closed the all Geelong-bound lanes on the Melbourne Road on Monday afternoon as crews cleaned up the scene.
The truck had been heading towards Turi Foods’ Golden Farms slaughter house in Breakwater before it crashed.

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