September 14, 2008

Vegetarian motorist's pig nightmare

by winecountrydog

When humans' food preferences don't mix with automobile driving, accidents can occur.

These pigs are feeling pinched. Ouch! It's too crowded!
Spiegel Online International ran a story entitled "Road Hog: Vegetarian Driver Suffers Pig Nightmare on Motorway."

A vegetarian woman driving down a motorway in Germany was so traumatized at the sight of a truck loaded with pigs that she lost control of her vehicle and careened into another truck, which was also filled with pigs, police said.

"The woman found herself driving next to a large pig transport truck and the sight of the pitiful animals made her feel so sick that she jerked her steering wheel and started swerving," police in the western town of Gütersloh said in a statement released on Thursday.

"The result of her swerving was that the woman's van struck the side of another truck … which was also loaded with live pigs. The woman suffered little more than a fright but we were unable to ascertain anything about the state of the pig's health," police said.

What lovely pig friends!Vegetarian motorists, beware of large open trucks.

Photo credits: Farm Sanctuary and Californians for Humane Farms: YES! on Prop 2

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