PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are requesting a roadside memorial in tribute of more than two hundred sheep that died following a crash last week.
A lorry - carrying the animals - overturned on the A76 between Sanquhar and Thornhill in Scotland.
The organisation has sent a letter to Dumfries and Galloway Council asking for permission to erect a tombstone memorial at the scene of the accident.
The tribute would feature an image of a sheep next to these words: “In Memory of the Sheep Who Suffered and Died in a Lorry Accident at This Spot. Try Vegan.”
Image source: PETA
In a statement, PETA Director Elisa Allen said: “For nothing more than some chops, this crash left animals suffering on an already terrifying trip, likely to the abattoir,”
“PETA’s roadside memorial can prevent further tragedies, including human ones, by reminding people to drive with care and spare a thought for animals by no longer eating them.”
Meanwhile, Nithsdale Police is appealing for witnesses following the road traffic collision in question; the HGV driver received “minor injuries” according to a spokesperson.
Image source: Nithsdale Police \ Twitter