United Poultry Concerns
21 February 2011
Contact New DA Re: Chicken Killings at El Monte Elementary School in California
If you already wrote to the former district attorney, please resend your letter to the new DA!

UPC has learned that Contra Costa County, California where two hens, Linny and Maxine, were viciously strangled by three teenage boys in November 2010 has a new district attorney effective January 2011. His name is Mark A. Peterson. If you already wrote to former DA Robert Kochly urging prosecution of these juvenile offenders, please resend your letter to Mark A. Peterson addressed directly to him.

Here is our original alert. All the information is the same except that the new DA is Mark A. Peterson instead of Robert Kochly.

Here’s a sample Letter. You can email District Attorney Mark A. Peterson via his website at:

Dear Mr. Peterson:

I respectfully urge you to prosecute the three teenagers who strangled to death two chickens at El Monte Elementary School in Concord, California on November 23, 2010. It is important to the Concord community and the school that these juveniles be punished for their crime under CA Penal Code 597 which defines animal cruelty as maliciously and intentionally mutilating, torturing or killing an animal. The cruelty of these teenagers caused extreme suffering not only to the chickens they maliciously killed, but to the other birds who witnessed the killings, and to the students, teachers, principal, and custodian who found the chickens tortured to death on November 24, 2010.

Please prosecute these three juveniles for animal cruelty. Please respond to my request and concerns as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention. I look forward to hearing from you.


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