IRVINE, Calif. (October 30, 2012)--Animal activists want to erect a roadside memorial sign in California to honor fish killed in a container truck crash.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals volunteer Dina Kourda told the street maintenance chief in Irvine, Calif., the sign would remind drivers that fish value their lives and feel pain.
About 1,600 pounds of saltwater bass died on Oct. 11 when the truck hauling them to market got into a three-way crash.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Kourda's letter acknowledges roadside memorials traditionally honor humans, but she hopes an exception will be made.
Irvine spokesman Craig Reem says there won't be a fish memorial.