2,400 chickens euthanized in my small town

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rhaj, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    NE'ern Connecticut
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    The report was very vague regarding neglect. Were they not being fed? Not provided water? If it's a case of close quarters, then commercial chicken farms do THAT on a daily basis.
    But yes, I hate to see that many animals automatically put down, but often times that's easier and a LOT cheaper than efforts to rehabilitate and place them... [​IMG]
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

    This is why I pay little attention to the news any more; they don't tell you the crux of the story, or if they do, half the time it's, shall we say, not accurate.
  4. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    NE'ern Connecticut
    I just googled brooklyn ct chickens to try to get a different link, thinking maybe a different newspaper had better info...

    I got a bunch of links for the KFC.. Kentucky Fried Chicken! lol

    So then I looked directly at some news stations sites and other papers sites... nada. I bet there will be more later today.
  5. cutrite

    cutrite Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2009
    Have to wonder how they can seize and destroy a person's property before he was even charged with a crime or arrested.
  6. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    Quote:Yeah I thought is was quite the process to end in seizure of all the animals. Like, a warrant needs to be had, which can take some time.
  7. rhaj

    rhaj Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    NE'ern Connecticut
    Quote:Good point. "Lin has not been charged yet in connection with Thursday’s incident"
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Lin was arrested in Massachusetts in 2007 on similar charges. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture arrested him on Sept. 10, 2010 and again on Dec. 15. As a result of those arrests, he faces six counts of cruelty to animals and charges that he violated state poultry disposal and disease regulations, according to court records. He is due in Danielson Superior Court Jan. 20 to answer those charges.

    Commissioner Steven Reviczky, who took over the agency Wednesday, said he was pleased with how authorities handled the months-long investigation.

    I'd want further information before coming to a firm conclusion, but this is pretty suggestive in itself.
  9. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Is that the building he was keeping the birds in? What is it, an old apartment building? The layer houses here sure dont look like that. People like this are the reason the poultry industry gets attacked so easily. No one sees the farmers that have amazing laying houses, just these idiots. [​IMG]
  10. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    I love the disclaimer" this was not a backyard flock". Guess only backyard chicken people are the only ones that neglect their birds.

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