People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on the eight employees at a Nebraska ConAgra pork-processing plant to share some of their record $365 million Powerball jackpot with the activist group.

PETA contends that since the employees can now leave their “dirty work” at the processing plant behind that they should use some of their good fortune to make pigs’ life a bit better.

 In a letter sent to the lottery winners, PETA urges that: “a tiny fraction of their fortunes be used to care for one or more pigs that are rescued from a slaughterhouse or a 4-H project when kids realize that they can’t give up their pet to the knife or to spread the word about PETA’s undercover investigations of pig beatings and other instances of cruelty to pigs in factory farms and slaughterhouses.”

You can get more information on PETA’s Web site at GoVeg.com. A copy of PETA’s letter to the winners is available upon request. To read the complete press release, go to: http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=7887

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