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Only two days later a woman died after a tractor-trailer hauling pigs crashed into her car in eastern Illinois.
In the first accident, 79 pigs were being transported from Manitoba, Canada, to Bob Evans Farm in Hillsdale, Mich.
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Take a look at this second photo. Can you imagine how happy those two pigs must have been -- scared and confused, too, I'm sure, but happy to be in the sunshine, to be free? And then imagine how they were feeling on that second dark, crowded truck as they drove to their deaths.
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In August I wrote about a semi carrying 34 bulls that had caught fire after the driver rear-ended another semi.
If those tractor-trailers had been school buses carrying children instead of animals, people would be outraged. Instead some laugh at how bizarre it is to see a pig on a highway or curse because they have to take an alternate route.
Let's avoid one more accident like this by refusing to take part in the objectification of animals. Please don't eat them.