Memorial for turkeys killed in truck crash blocked

Wednesday 07 May 2014 22.33
Animal rights activists have appealed the decision
Animal rights activists have appealed the decision

The Utah Department of Transportation has denied a petition to erect a roadside memorial at the site where hundreds of turkeys were killed last month in a road accident.

Animal rights activists have appealed the decision.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has requested a permit for a sign marking the spot near the rural town of Wallsburg.

A truck hauling more than 700 live turkeys crashed through a guard rail on US Highway 189 and plunged into a reservoir on 24 April.