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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

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”

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

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Edvinas Navickas
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

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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Hanna
Community Member
5 years ago

The true shock about this is that these little beings usually get killed without anybody noticing.

Greg Hoggarth
Community Member
5 years ago

There will be millions of them killed around the world, every day.

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Jean-Philippe Martel
Community Member
5 years ago

They usually go through a grinder. Alive.

Chris Pisk
Community Member
5 years ago

one of the EU countries has just banned this shredding process...

Jade
Community Member
5 years ago

The food industry is so unnatural and sad, and so huge. Poor little souls. I hope they get a nicer life as pet chickens/cockerels.

Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

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Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

http://renatalaurarf.blogspot.ie/2012/11/animal-eggs-are-not-human-food.html Egg-58ac4e...e2a95a.jpg Egg-58ac4efe2a95a.jpg

Dietmar Pichler
Community Member
5 years ago

Hm - it is always funny how people can act "shocked" about something like this but on the other hand ignoring cruelty against animals at all. "1.33 Billion Chicken Wings To Be Eaten On Super Bowl Sunday And More Food Factoid Fun." Fun? Hm...

David Michau
Community Member
5 years ago

Google maile chicks grinder video.....I won't link it....too gruesome.

Just a Purpler
Community Member
5 years ago

This is heartbreaking, but what's even worse is that this isn't the worst fate these chicks could have... The life of a chicken is heartbreaking...

Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

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Maciek Ravs
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5 years ago

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Gehtdich Nixan
Community Member
5 years ago

As some already mentioned, raising male chickens is too expensive and a waste of resouces (food, water, etc). In Germany they should normally be killed by gas. But science will help soon, they are developing methods to test the eggs so they can be sorted out in a early stage before hetching. But well, in not so well developed countries it will take a lot of more time.

moonsong23
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so sad. I can't believe someone would do this. I hope those little guys have a good life. :'(

Diana
Community Member
5 years ago

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a good life in your lunch

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MadamButterfly
Community Member
5 years ago

Sometimes,I'm ashamed to be of the human species. :(

Maciek Ravs
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5 years ago

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Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

Flax is gross. I recommend chia seed. Makes its own mucosal substance in water.

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Sondre Strøm Linde
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, this is so much worse than the millions of chicks that are ground up alive every day!

Sean
Community Member
5 years ago

Want to argue that you can eat male chickens, the cut of meat is called "capon" we don't only because we're slaves to "standard practices"

Uni N
Community Member
5 years ago

maybe someone couldn't bare to kill them & drop so they hoped someone to find or something... if in factory surely they would be killed more cruelly?! But F*ck we all responsible too we demand the meat not caring how they get in supermarkets

Thomas Harris
Community Member
5 years ago

Normally these little guys can be found chirping as they flap around aimlessly on a conveyorbelt, only to be pulled into freefall into a pair of spinning metal wheels where they meet their death. If I were a chick, I think I'd prefer to die in a field - Atleast I'd know what the light of day looked like.

Trudy De Bakker
Community Member
5 years ago

Its a terrible thing to say,but sometimes i think. They are better of dead. so many animals are so beeing abused. its horror,to think about it. i am glad ,i take no part in this anymore,with my vegan living

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor things.. oh my heart... :'(

Eliseo Gonzalez
Community Member
5 years ago

It would be better to sell them then to let them die for no reason

Isabell Dommershausen
Community Member
5 years ago

Disgusting!!! And disrespectful !!! Cruel person!!! A animal is animal and not trash.

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

You know they usually grind them up in a machine after they hatch, right? Is that better?

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Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Killing thousands of chicks every day is the price we all pay for eating eggs. But just dumping them in a field to die of thirst and exposure??? WTF???

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Michelle, go and inform yourself about chicken farming and egg production. Yes, there are breeder roosters, but the bulk of the males is killed. It's 2017, people have access to the internet and apparently still don't know where their food comes from. -_-

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Dániel
Community Member
5 years ago

What do you think your mcnuggets made from?

Angelina
Community Member
5 years ago

Save them? Then what? when they grow a bit kill them again? Looks like they cant live to die anyway.......so sad! Become a vegeterian is soan urgent

Karenza T. Wall
Community Member
5 years ago

maybe the forces of law and order could pursue these person/s and use the fullest extent of the law to get them the consequences they deserve. instead of chasing after people who smoke canabis, for example. time and money spent well and whoever did this ....................................maybe we deserve to go extinct

Miguel Arista
Community Member
5 years ago

So much cuteness!!!!

Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish I had bypassed this story. It made me feel so sad , &, so ashamed of my fellow humans.

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

So act on these feelings. Stop being a participant in this market, promote information about this, support alternative products.

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Allison Jennifer
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish animals had more rights

Monica Izquierdo
Community Member
5 years ago

go vegetarian please, we have lost all respect for life, if we can't farm them we shouldn't eat them. We don't buy from small farms, big corporations are a living hell for animals they don't care but to profit our consumption habits are the only cause of this problem :(

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
1 year ago

This is horrible! You can´t just ¨throw away" an animal because you don´t want them!!!

Heidi Hellstern
Community Member
4 years ago

Because people want eggs.

Fernanda Anna
Community Member
5 years ago

PETA TARDS

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

What I mean is, cute but sad that someone would do that. I honestly wouldn't know what to do if I saw that!

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

So cool!!

JJ
Community Member
5 years ago

I want ten of them Ill buy them for $20.00 I collect chicks because there adorable

get in
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd like to know how many survived from these fool's intervention. Unless they killed them humanely it was just prolonging their death.

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
5 years ago

I think these sub-human barbaric evil monsters should rot in hell !!

siriuslyafangirl
Community Member
5 years ago

OH MY GOD I HATE WHOEVER DID THIS

Irene Walton
Community Member
5 years ago

horrible that someone COULD do this

Dylan Barsby
Community Member
5 years ago

This is what we fund when we eat eggs. This or maceration (being thrown alive into a grinder) or gassing or even simply being thrown into plastic bags and left outside to die slowly of starvation or crushing. And we have no biological need to consume animal parts or products. We do it for our pleasure and convenience. This happens to them within their first 24 hours of new life. Sickening - and utterly unnecessary.

Nagako Kudo
Community Member
5 years ago

Sad

Dylan
Community Member
5 years ago

Ok and why are pictures being taken when some should be helping

It's Caturday
Community Member
5 years ago

Exposure. And people are helping, you can see in the pic.

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Terri McQuaid
Community Member
5 years ago

At one day Old you can not tell if they are male or female

Leonie Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm sorry to report that they were all put down because they were found close to an Avian Flu exclusion zone. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-39029617

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

Sucks. They call that act of dumping "callous" yet the usual result is death in a grinder and only "crazy vegans" get upset about that?

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Shahbaz Latif
Community Member
5 years ago

i still remember it was hard for me to take care of them the cats around me home always love to hear their voice.

Iapetos
Community Member
5 years ago

AT LEAST they didn'T get killed instantly.

Thai Tastic
Community Member
5 years ago

they grind them up live usually

Edith Emerson
Community Member
5 years ago

These Chicks are not safe and sound. they were given back to the hatchery where they were ground up alive.

Pamela Miller
Community Member
5 years ago

Sounds like some stupid thing PETA would do. So many activists are clueless and uneducated and end up harming those they think they are saving.

Diana
Community Member
5 years ago

anyway they're going to be killed

Silver
Community Member
5 years ago

Gosh, I'm surprised the people found them before foxes or cats. That could have been a bloodbath. Lucky birds.

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

Not lucky. They're being euthanized because of local bird flu.

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Nga Kieu
Community Member
5 years ago

they're cute!!

Koko Sempai
Community Member
5 years ago

wtf. how can someone do that?!?!!

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

How can people buy product from an industry that grinds up thousands of chicks daily?

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Natalie Singer
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so disgusting...I only buy free range eggs but this happens all over the world to both caged and free range chickens - I am slowly giving up meat and now I am wondering if I should do the same with eggs. Those poor wee chicks :( thank goodness they have been rescued - kudos to those wonderful people who rescued the adorable little fluffballs #therearesomegreatpeopleoutthere

Philip Bui
Community Member
5 years ago

Eggs are just chicken periods, they're unfertilised, you're not killing anything by eating eggs. If you want ethical eggs just raise hens, simple. And it really isn't better to set things free nowadays, chickens aren't bred to defend themselves, and they can be run over fairly easily.

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Lou Wow
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe they were left where people would find them.

rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
5 years ago

In the middle of a field? If that was their intention, they would have dumped them at RSPCA or at least called them anonymously after dumping. Either way, it was cruel and irresponsible.

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Totally Magical Unicorn
Community Member
5 years ago

What a waste of food!

Melvin Anderson
Community Member
5 years ago

Perhaps this plan hatched accordingly.

Cesar Perez
Community Member
5 years ago

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I thought they turned them into chicken nuggets

Sophie G
Community Member
5 years ago

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too bad when the evidence are such loudmouths HA

Edvinas Navickas
Community Member
5 years ago

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

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

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.

Load More Replies...
Hanna
Community Member
5 years ago

The true shock about this is that these little beings usually get killed without anybody noticing.

Greg Hoggarth
Community Member
5 years ago

There will be millions of them killed around the world, every day.

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Jean-Philippe Martel
Community Member
5 years ago

They usually go through a grinder. Alive.

Chris Pisk
Community Member
5 years ago

one of the EU countries has just banned this shredding process...

Jade
Community Member
5 years ago

The food industry is so unnatural and sad, and so huge. Poor little souls. I hope they get a nicer life as pet chickens/cockerels.

Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

eggs-jajka...156ac3.jpg eggs-jajka-58ac4f3156ac3.jpg

Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

http://renatalaurarf.blogspot.ie/2012/11/animal-eggs-are-not-human-food.html Egg-58ac4e...e2a95a.jpg Egg-58ac4efe2a95a.jpg

Dietmar Pichler
Community Member
5 years ago

Hm - it is always funny how people can act "shocked" about something like this but on the other hand ignoring cruelty against animals at all. "1.33 Billion Chicken Wings To Be Eaten On Super Bowl Sunday And More Food Factoid Fun." Fun? Hm...

David Michau
Community Member
5 years ago

Google maile chicks grinder video.....I won't link it....too gruesome.

Just a Purpler
Community Member
5 years ago

This is heartbreaking, but what's even worse is that this isn't the worst fate these chicks could have... The life of a chicken is heartbreaking...

Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

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Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

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Gehtdich Nixan
Community Member
5 years ago

As some already mentioned, raising male chickens is too expensive and a waste of resouces (food, water, etc). In Germany they should normally be killed by gas. But science will help soon, they are developing methods to test the eggs so they can be sorted out in a early stage before hetching. But well, in not so well developed countries it will take a lot of more time.

moonsong23
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so sad. I can't believe someone would do this. I hope those little guys have a good life. :'(

Diana
Community Member
5 years ago

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a good life in your lunch

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MadamButterfly
Community Member
5 years ago

Sometimes,I'm ashamed to be of the human species. :(

Maciek Ravs
Community Member
5 years ago

Egg-Alter-...c1face.jpg Egg-Alter-Substitutes-58ac545c1face.jpg

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

Flax is gross. I recommend chia seed. Makes its own mucosal substance in water.

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Sondre Strøm Linde
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, this is so much worse than the millions of chicks that are ground up alive every day!

Sean
Community Member
5 years ago

Want to argue that you can eat male chickens, the cut of meat is called "capon" we don't only because we're slaves to "standard practices"

Uni N
Community Member
5 years ago

maybe someone couldn't bare to kill them & drop so they hoped someone to find or something... if in factory surely they would be killed more cruelly?! But F*ck we all responsible too we demand the meat not caring how they get in supermarkets

Thomas Harris
Community Member
5 years ago

Normally these little guys can be found chirping as they flap around aimlessly on a conveyorbelt, only to be pulled into freefall into a pair of spinning metal wheels where they meet their death. If I were a chick, I think I'd prefer to die in a field - Atleast I'd know what the light of day looked like.

Trudy De Bakker
Community Member
5 years ago

Its a terrible thing to say,but sometimes i think. They are better of dead. so many animals are so beeing abused. its horror,to think about it. i am glad ,i take no part in this anymore,with my vegan living

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor things.. oh my heart... :'(

Eliseo Gonzalez
Community Member
5 years ago

It would be better to sell them then to let them die for no reason

Isabell Dommershausen
Community Member
5 years ago

Disgusting!!! And disrespectful !!! Cruel person!!! A animal is animal and not trash.

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

You know they usually grind them up in a machine after they hatch, right? Is that better?

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Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Killing thousands of chicks every day is the price we all pay for eating eggs. But just dumping them in a field to die of thirst and exposure??? WTF???

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Michelle, go and inform yourself about chicken farming and egg production. Yes, there are breeder roosters, but the bulk of the males is killed. It's 2017, people have access to the internet and apparently still don't know where their food comes from. -_-

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Dániel
Community Member
5 years ago

What do you think your mcnuggets made from?

Angelina
Community Member
5 years ago

Save them? Then what? when they grow a bit kill them again? Looks like they cant live to die anyway.......so sad! Become a vegeterian is soan urgent

Karenza T. Wall
Community Member
5 years ago

maybe the forces of law and order could pursue these person/s and use the fullest extent of the law to get them the consequences they deserve. instead of chasing after people who smoke canabis, for example. time and money spent well and whoever did this ....................................maybe we deserve to go extinct

Miguel Arista
Community Member
5 years ago

So much cuteness!!!!

Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish I had bypassed this story. It made me feel so sad , &, so ashamed of my fellow humans.

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

So act on these feelings. Stop being a participant in this market, promote information about this, support alternative products.

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Allison Jennifer
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish animals had more rights

Monica Izquierdo
Community Member
5 years ago

go vegetarian please, we have lost all respect for life, if we can't farm them we shouldn't eat them. We don't buy from small farms, big corporations are a living hell for animals they don't care but to profit our consumption habits are the only cause of this problem :(

𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
1 year ago

This is horrible! You can´t just ¨throw away" an animal because you don´t want them!!!

Heidi Hellstern
Community Member
4 years ago

Because people want eggs.

Fernanda Anna
Community Member
5 years ago

PETA TARDS

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

What I mean is, cute but sad that someone would do that. I honestly wouldn't know what to do if I saw that!

Jazmyn B (Jaz)
Community Member
5 years ago

So cool!!

JJ
Community Member
5 years ago

I want ten of them Ill buy them for $20.00 I collect chicks because there adorable

get in
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd like to know how many survived from these fool's intervention. Unless they killed them humanely it was just prolonging their death.

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
5 years ago

I think these sub-human barbaric evil monsters should rot in hell !!

siriuslyafangirl
Community Member
5 years ago

OH MY GOD I HATE WHOEVER DID THIS

Irene Walton
Community Member
5 years ago

horrible that someone COULD do this

Dylan Barsby
Community Member
5 years ago

This is what we fund when we eat eggs. This or maceration (being thrown alive into a grinder) or gassing or even simply being thrown into plastic bags and left outside to die slowly of starvation or crushing. And we have no biological need to consume animal parts or products. We do it for our pleasure and convenience. This happens to them within their first 24 hours of new life. Sickening - and utterly unnecessary.

Nagako Kudo
Community Member
5 years ago

Sad

Dylan
Community Member
5 years ago

Ok and why are pictures being taken when some should be helping

It's Caturday
Community Member
5 years ago

Exposure. And people are helping, you can see in the pic.

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Terri McQuaid
Community Member
5 years ago

At one day Old you can not tell if they are male or female

Leonie Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm sorry to report that they were all put down because they were found close to an Avian Flu exclusion zone. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-39029617

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

Sucks. They call that act of dumping "callous" yet the usual result is death in a grinder and only "crazy vegans" get upset about that?

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Shahbaz Latif
Community Member
5 years ago

i still remember it was hard for me to take care of them the cats around me home always love to hear their voice.

Iapetos
Community Member
5 years ago

AT LEAST they didn'T get killed instantly.

Thai Tastic
Community Member
5 years ago

they grind them up live usually

Edith Emerson
Community Member
5 years ago

These Chicks are not safe and sound. they were given back to the hatchery where they were ground up alive.

Pamela Miller
Community Member
5 years ago

Sounds like some stupid thing PETA would do. So many activists are clueless and uneducated and end up harming those they think they are saving.

Diana
Community Member
5 years ago

anyway they're going to be killed

Silver
Community Member
5 years ago

Gosh, I'm surprised the people found them before foxes or cats. That could have been a bloodbath. Lucky birds.

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

Not lucky. They're being euthanized because of local bird flu.

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Nga Kieu
Community Member
5 years ago

they're cute!!

Koko Sempai
Community Member
5 years ago

wtf. how can someone do that?!?!!

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

How can people buy product from an industry that grinds up thousands of chicks daily?

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Natalie Singer
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so disgusting...I only buy free range eggs but this happens all over the world to both caged and free range chickens - I am slowly giving up meat and now I am wondering if I should do the same with eggs. Those poor wee chicks :( thank goodness they have been rescued - kudos to those wonderful people who rescued the adorable little fluffballs #therearesomegreatpeopleoutthere

Philip Bui
Community Member
5 years ago

Eggs are just chicken periods, they're unfertilised, you're not killing anything by eating eggs. If you want ethical eggs just raise hens, simple. And it really isn't better to set things free nowadays, chickens aren't bred to defend themselves, and they can be run over fairly easily.

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Lou Wow
Community Member
5 years ago

Maybe they were left where people would find them.

rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
5 years ago

In the middle of a field? If that was their intention, they would have dumped them at RSPCA or at least called them anonymously after dumping. Either way, it was cruel and irresponsible.

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Totally Magical Unicorn
Community Member
5 years ago

What a waste of food!

Melvin Anderson
Community Member
5 years ago

Perhaps this plan hatched accordingly.

Cesar Perez
Community Member
5 years ago

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I thought they turned them into chicken nuggets

Sophie G
Community Member
5 years ago

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too bad when the evidence are such loudmouths HA

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