IT MADE THE NEWS...chicken abusers BEWARE

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by rottdog, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. rottdog

    rottdog Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] the postal abuse of chickens has made the 6 o'clock news. i don't know how to do the direct link but here is the news station's web sight www.news4jax.com and look for "chicks die after post office delivery"
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/25009337/detail.html

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    should be the direct link.


    Poor chickies. I dont know how that carrier spent all morning driving around with those little peepers. I can barely stand the 8 minute trip home from the PO with mine when they come in.
    So loud!
     
  3. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    The "pets being shot" story has me even more POed!!!

    What is wrong with people!?!??! That is about all I can say without going off and getting in trouble. People suck.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'm not saying what happened was ok....far from it, but when stories like this make the news it gives certain animal rights groups more ammunition to get all shipping of live birds stopped. It was not that long ago the PO was making a lot of noise about not shipping chicks anymore......these kind of instances, even if they were in the wrong, only adds fuel to their side of the argument. I fear it won't be that far down the road where shipping is no longer allowed.
     
  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    Quote:agreed, i get my chicks from ideal which is in texas, so its not that bad of a trip. i also think it is the owners responsibility to. if im expecting chicks i call everyday to let them know they are coming in, same with eggs i call so much they get tired of me. i dont think its just the post offices fault when they tried to get them to the owner. ohio is a long ways away for chicks to be shipped. i dont want to sound mean but thats my opinion i do think it was wrong to have them in that hot truck all day thats really sad im just saying in this instance the po is at fault but sometimes its the owners too.
     
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  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yup.. I think thats going to happen real soon...
     
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:I hadnt thought of it from that perspective Katy. Assuming that these certain groups were successful, how would that effect large growing operations that transport thousands of birds in Livestock Haulers?
    And do you see that as a step towards making shipping beef and pork a problem also.

    I'm just curious about the longterm goals of some of these groups.

    Thanks!
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It wasn't very long ago the post office was talking of shutting down shipping chicks and live birds. There were petitions and stuff from the hatcheries going around to sign and addresses of government people to write. I'm not sure what ever happened, but all of a sudden I wasn't hearing anything else about it.

    If some had their way I'm sure they'd like nothing better to shut down shipping of all animals, no matter the species whether it's fish or cattle. I guess then people might find out how it would be to only able to buy local meats....would certainly be good for local suppliers, but probably pretty hard on people's pocketbooks.
     
  9. tnchickenut

    tnchickenut It's all about the Dels!

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    Quote:not to mention it would be horrible on species and breed survival... especially endangered stock
     
  10. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know what i would do without my shipped babies. i dont even want to think of that
     

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