In a Monday letter to Greg Miller, president of the company that is developing 27 acres of land vacated by Central Livestock last month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urges that he "recognize this site's historical significance and honor the millions of cows auctioned off for slaughter. . . ."
In its letter to Miller at Interstate Partners, an Eagan firm, PETA said a memorial "would provide an opportunity for visitors to reflect upon the many animals who suffered there. . . ."
"Millions of cows were bought and sold at South St. Paul stockyards with no more regard for their feelings than if they were made of tin," said PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk in a news release. The letter to Miller didn't mention sheep, hogs and goats, millions of which were auctioned in the stockyards. . . .
PETA said it's suggesting two designs for a memorial. One features the silhouette of a cow made of bolts meant to symbolize a killing method at slaughterhouses. The other shows a silhouette of a cow's head against a bloody background. StarTribune