The surviving cattle following the double-fatal truck accident at Jackadgery.
The surviving cattle following the double-fatal truck accident at Jackadgery.

Trucking collision tragic reminder

TWO truck drivers tragically lost their lives in a shocking collision near Grafton. My heart goes out to their loved ones. (Double fatality in cattle truck head-on, 15/1).

But please spare a thought, too, for the hapless animals on board who would have suffered enormously.

How terrifying and agonising it must have been for those who were trapped, injured and dying in the overturned vehicle with other struggling and terrified cattle on top of them. But this is not the first time animals have suffered in road accidents.

About six weeks ago a truck transporting 6000 chickens rolled on the Bruxner Highway. Many of the birds were likewise, agonisingly trapped and injured.

As long as we continue to farm animals for food these accidents will occur and animals will continue to suffer. Helping to put an end to this suffering is as easy as making humane choices when we shop.

Given that we have so many delicious and wholesome non-animal foods at our fingertips these days there is no justification whatsoever for harming any animals.

Jenny Moxham, Monbulk, Victoria



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