SALEM -- Two weeks after a semi carrying a load of chickens crashed in Salem, PETA wants to put up a statue to remember the chickens that died, a spokeswoman said.

The statue would be erected at the intersection of Commercial and Division streets, where the crash happened on July 9, said Danielle Katz.

Background: Truck spills thousands of chickens in Salem

The statue, pictured below, would be more than 5 feet tall and weigh about 250 lbs., Katz said.

It will include the inscription, In memory of the hundreds of chickens who suffered and died in a truck crash July 9, 2013 Go vegan.

The plan would still need to be approved by the City of Salem.

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