Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi has moved a Senate motion condemning PETA for its ridiculous call for a taxpayer-funded shrine to honour 6,000 chickens killed in a truck rollover near Lismore, NSW.
'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' made the call for a shrine earlier today on the ABC in response to the road accident on Monday.
Senator Bernardi's motion reads as follows:
That the Senate,
(1) notes the latest publicity stunt from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals a.k.a PETA who have called for taxpayers to build a memorial to 6,000 chickens killed in a truck crash near Lismore, New South Wales on Monday 27 November 2017; and
(2) further notes PETA’s history of stunts and attacks on Australia’s livestock farming, meat manufacturing, meat retail, hunting and racing sectors, putting regional jobs and economies at risk; and
(3) calls upon the Commonwealth government and all state and territory governments to resist all attempts by PETA to
- further jeopardise Australia’s economy and way of life; and
- make demands upon Australian taxpayers.
You can view the reaction to the motion and re-tweet it on Twitter here:
Senator @corybernardi defends our farmers, hunters, racing industry and regional communities against radical animal activists PETA, as they call for a taxpayer-funded chicken shrine #auspol pic.twitter.com/cz2teusclX— Aust Conservatives (@AuConservatives) November 28, 2017
UPDATE (29 November 2017): This afternoon the Senate passed the motion, as explained in this tweet: