VICTORY FOR THE ANIMALS!
EGG FARMER KEITH AMBERSON
WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY TODAY!
Congratulations from UPC!!
Based on videotape and photographic evidence and necropsies of
starved hens supplied by Pasado's Safe Haven, Keith Amberson owner of
Amberson Egg Farm, will be the first egg farmer in Washington State
history charged with animal cruelty for starving his hens to death.
The Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office today stated that
Second Degree Animal Cruelty Charges were filed (first degree
requires proof of intentional harm) against the Lake Stevens egg
farmer who allowed thousands of chickens to starve to death. 1000
chickens were rescued by Pasado's Safe Haven in Monroe, Washington,
which conducted the investigation. Nearly 125 of the hens died after
rescue, 250 were placed with Humane Farming Association in California
and 250 with Farm Sanctuary in Orland, CA. The remaining hens will
live out their lives in peace at Pasado's Safe Haven.
The charges against Keith Amberson carry a maximum fine of one year
in jail and up to a $5000 fine. Arraignment of Amberson will be June
See history of story at www.pasadosafehaven.org
United Poultry Concerns. June 6, 2000