Keith Amberson of Amberson Farms in Lake Stevens, Snohomish
County, Washington left 50,000+ caged hens used for egg
production to starve to death and die of thirst in their cages.
Cited by the Department of Ecology for gross environmental
violations, Keith Amberson, the owner, decided it was cheaper to
starve his hens than to pay the $21,000 fine and clean up the
Despite the evidence submitted by the Snohomish County
sheriff's deputies and animal control officers, and a video that
showed live chickens forced to eat dead chickens to stay alive
and rats swarming in the chicken houses, the County Prosecuting
Attorney's Office said on March 25th it is declining to file
charges, but said the office could change its mind.
- Prosecutors' offices base their priorities on public reaction.
It is hearing from YOU that encourages them to proceed with
prosecution. Please politely contact:
Politely urge them to file second-degree animal cruelty charges
against the farm's owner, Keith Amberson.
- Please thank the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office for their
investigation and for recommending that second-degree animal
cruelty charges be filed against the owner in their report to the
Ms. Jan Jorgenson|
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 606
Everett, WA 98201
Ph: 425-388-3393; fax: 3805
- For more information and updates contact Pasado's Safe Haven, a
sanctuary for abused and neglected animals:
Susan Michaels, Director|
Pasado's Safe Haven
PO Box 171
Sultan, WA 98294
- Also see previous alert