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Only in America: Remember me... as a fish

PETA demands a memorial for hundreds of saltwater bass killed in a traffic accident — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants a sign erected to honor hundreds of fish killed in a traffic accident. "Although such signs are usually reserved for human fatalities," PETA's Dina Kourda wrote officials in Irvine, Calif., "I hope you'll make an exception because of the enormous suffering involved in this case." The live saltwater bass were headed to market when their truck collided with two other vehicles.