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SPCA investigating another case of alleged chicken abuse


July 12, 2017
By The Vancouver Sun

July 12, 2017, Abbotsford, B.C. – The B.C. SPCA is investigating yet another case of alleged chicken abuse.

The latest probe was launched after a concerned citizen in Abbotsford filmed footage of a chicken farm, according to a media release from Animal Justice, a legal advocacy group for animal-welfare cases.

On June 28, a woman was walking her dog on a public street early in the morning when she passed a chicken farm and spotted workers picking up chickens upside down and allegedly throwing them into crates and jamming them shut while chickens were still protruding.

The footage filmed by the passerby has since been passed on to the B.C. SPCA, along with an official complaint filed by Animal Justice. The group is now pushing for charges under B.C.’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. READ MORE