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United Poultry Concerns December 12, 2000
HELP CHARGE TRUCKER WITH
CRUEL TRANSPORT OF CHICKENS

ASPCA news-alert wrote:

Earlier this fall, a truck that was transporting spent egg-laying hens to a slaughterhouse was traveling north on California's Interstate-5 when a compassionate motorist saw a hen fall to the highway. After calling 911 from her cell phone, she witnessed three more hens fall out over the next half hour. The truck was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, charged with "spilling a load" and eventually allowed to continue to the slaughterhouse.

As the defendant's court date approaches, Farm Sanctuary, a NY- and CA-based farm-animal protection organization, is asking ASPCA News Alert readers to help have the man additionally charged with animal cruelty.

Please write a polite letter to:

and urge him to add animal cruelty charges to case #200731. Point out that chickens are not inanimate objects, but sentient animals who are indeed covered by the anti-cruelty law.

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United Poultry Concerns. December 12, 2000


United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
757-678-7875
FAX: 757-678-5070
www.upc-online.org

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