PETA Seeks Sign To Memorialize 1,600 Fish Killed In Irvine Accident

IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — A tribute to dead fish? That’s what one woman is asking the city of Irvine for.

Dina Kourda, on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has written a letter to Irvine’s street maintenance superintendent asking him to install a sign memorializing hundreds of fish that were killed in a Oct. 11 traffic accident.

The sign would read: “In memory of hundreds of fish who suffered and died at this spot.”

The crash happened at Walnut and Yale avenues when a truck carrying 1,600 pounds of live saltwater bass crashed with two other vehicles.

The fish were being taken to market at the time of the accident.

A spokesman for the city of Irvine told the Los Angeles Times that a memorial is not likely.

The Irvine sign is not PETA’s first attempt at an animal memorial.

In December, the animal rights group pushed Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling them flipped over in two separate wrecks.

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