Photo: Person in a Pig Costume Holding a Meat is Murder Sign

July 8, 2009: Oscar G Mayer, retired chairman of the Wisconsin-based meat processing company that bears his name, has died at the age of 95. He was the third Oscar Mayer in the family that founded Oscar Mayer Foods, which was once the largest private employer in Madison. Mayer retired as chairman of the board in 1977 at age 62 soon after the company recorded its first $1 billion year. The company was later sold to General Foods and is now a business unit of Kraft.

$1 billion in sales in one year of bologna and wieners is going to represent a whole lot of innocent animals. There are over 33 billion innocent animals slaughtered every year in the USA, that is a mind boggling 90 million per day.

The photo is from PETA's blog.