PETA responds to goring incident with bloody billboard

Posted at 4:39 PM, Sep 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-16 18:39:38-04

The organization PETA plan to put up a billboard outside Vernal in response to a man who accidentally gored himself on the antlers of a bull elk he shot moments before.

The incident occurred earlier this month.

“No one wants to be treated as a living target or to suffer and die – no humans, not animals,” said PETA Campaigns Manager Katie Arth in a press release. “Hunting means causing pain, fear, suffering and death – and there’s nothing ‘sporting’ about it.”

There have been other instances of goring throughout the state in the past month. A man was gored by a bull elk while sitting under a tree in Moab Sept. 3.

Another man was gored by his own bison while attempting to free its foot that had become tangled in a fence in Tooele Sept. 7.

All men lived through the goring accidents and attacks.

Attempts to reach Uintah County Sheriff’s office for comment on the Vernal goring were unsuccessful.

It is unknown when the billboard will be posted.