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Someone Just Dumped 1000 Tiny Chicks In A Field, And Left Them To Die
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Someone Just Dumped 1000 Tiny Chicks In A Field, And Left Them To Die

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Last week on Friday morning, someone noticed 1000 one-day-old chicks left to die in the field near Peterborough, England. The person immediately contacted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and asked to save the birds. When the staff members of RSPCA arrived, they were shocked. “I have never seen anything like it – it was just a sea of yellow,” inspector Justin Stubbs said.

“And the noise was unbelievable. The chicks are only about a day old and are really tiny and quite delicate.” Unfortunately, not all of them survived: “Some of the birds were dead or dying when we arrived so some, sadly, had to be humanely put to sleep. Thankfully, most of the chicks did not appear to be suffering.”

The RSPCA launched an investigation to find out who left the birds to die in the field. It is suspected that they were taken from a commercial chick producer nearby, and put in a field by a third party – but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

At least the chicks are safe and sound now.

More info: RSCPA | Facebook (h/t: huffpost)

Last week on Friday morning, someone noticed 1000 one-day-old chicks left to die in the field

“I have never seen anything like it – it was just a sea of yellow”

“And the noise was unbelievable. The chicks are only about a day old and are really tiny and quite delicate”

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The chicks are safe and sound now. Watch the video here:

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Edvinas Navickas
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its because of all of them are males. I know, its hard to believe.

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, one should probably also mention that male chicks are typically killed with gas, or put into over-dimensioned shredding machines. Cheap eggs and cheap chicken breast come at a price. On the other hand, raising millions and millions of male chickens to have them live a life of no purpose (probably in small cages) does not sound more humane.

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Edvinas Navickas
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its because of all of them are males. I know, its hard to believe.

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, one should probably also mention that male chicks are typically killed with gas, or put into over-dimensioned shredding machines. Cheap eggs and cheap chicken breast come at a price. On the other hand, raising millions and millions of male chickens to have them live a life of no purpose (probably in small cages) does not sound more humane.

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