California Residents: Adoptive Homes Needed for Chickens Left to StarvePosted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on February 24, 2012
An estimated 50,000 chickens were found starving on a Stanislaus County farm after they were left without feed for over two weeks. Homes are needed for surviving hens, who will be ready for adoption in a week or two. Please visit Animal Place’s adoption page if you can help.
According to news reports, about a third of the egg-laying hens were dead when Stanislaus Animal Services Agency discovered them on the property rented to A&L Poultry, and the majority of the survivors were in such desperate condition that they will need to be euthanized. About 2,000 birds were healthy enough to be rescued, and homes are now needed.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is monitoring the case and considering our legal options to ensure justice for the tens of thousands of birds who suffered a horrific death in this shocking case of cruelty.