Its not the first time and it probably won't be the last, but when a semi carrying around 5,000 chickens rolled over about one mile west of West Union, Iowa last week, around half of them died.
The People for the Eating of Tasty Animals - PETA - I think that's what the acronym means - now plan to erect a memorial billboard in their honor.
So this is better than an actual memorial which they have tried to do before in our State when similar things have occurred.
They sent out a press release: "This crash left thousands of birds dead or mangled on the highway, and those who survived will presumably end up under the slaughterhouse knife. PETA's billboard will remind people that the best way to prevent tragedies like this is to help keep smart, sensitive chickens off the road in the first place by going vegan," PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman said in the release.