local wild rooster shot and killed :(

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Jster, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Jster

    Jster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This story made me so sad.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/article454619.ece

    I didn't know the rooster, and I know many chickens end up as dinner, but the stupid useless brutality/hatred of a person made me really sad and angry. Also, as we live in a neighboring town and have a-legal chickens, I feel sort of vulnerable.

    And the poor hens who have lost their roo!!
     
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    How Sad!!! I was in tears reading that story!! Uggghhhh...poeple are just downright cruel!! So Sad![​IMG]
     
  3. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What gave that man the right to do that. It would be one thing if everyone in the neighborhood was complaining and he stepped up to do something about it, but clearly this was the opposite. I think he should be formally charged for killing the rooster and for endangering others by firing a weapon so close to homes.
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I just don't understand how anyone could be so cruel. That is absolutely heartbreaking.
     
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I am so glad I wasn't there, things would have gotten ugly with that idiot.
     
  6. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Those Pinellas County cops are not to be messed with.

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  7. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    i woulda ran out with a blowdart and nailed the guy.
     
  8. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't agree with it being shot, but the owner is partly to blame. If it was running aroung the neighborhood free, it was almost like asking for trouble. If the guy tresspassed to shoot it he should be prosecuted for tresspassing. If he walked onto the owner's property, he should be charged for theft, among other charges.
     
  9. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    They list the guy's home address. Maybe he needs some BYC mail.
     
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    How terrible. If he had a problem with the rooster he should have taken it to the proper authorities. Instead he trespassed and discharged a lethal weapon with the possiblity of endangering others as well as being in a place where it is illegal to discharge said weapon. I hope the DA finds some charges to bring him up on so as this doesn't happen again. How sad. [​IMG]
     

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