Brave Activists Rescue Chicken From Sun Valley Slaughter Line Seconds Before Death
7th January 2008
Yesterday two activists walked past a security checkpoint using the side of a live chicken transport lorry as cover to investigate the conditions at the second biggest poultry slaughterhouse in the UK.
One of the activists
This investigation was in response to recent coverage of conditions inside intensive chicken farming facilities. The intention was to gather information but after seeing how bad conditions were, however an opportunity arose and a chicken was spontaneously rescued by the activists.
One activists managed to open a cage and run with 4 security staff and a van chasing them on foot. One activist stopped for a couple of seconds to lead the staff towards him and away from the activist with rescued chicken in his hands. The chicken and activist got away but one male was apprehended by security staff and arrested shortly after.
‘Rocky’ named after a chicken from the film ‘Chicken Run’ was taken to a new home to live out the rest of his days in fresh air with clean water devoid of any growth inducing hormones, chemicals and anti-biotics. Rocky seemed much calmer than the activists minutes after the rescue took place, we are sure he knew full well that we were on his side unlike the workers of Sun Valley.
One male was released late last night on bail for attempted burglary and police are still searching for another individual last seen ‘running from security with a live chicken under his arm’.
Rocky's new family
The Western Animal Rights Network would ask members of the public to think about what that final release might be like for a chicken, 45 million chickens die during a five week life of suffering before they even reach a place like Sun Valley where it was documented that they were slaughtering 87 birds per minute in 1993. The chicks are shackled upside down, they experience a violent death which some say is preferable to their sustained torturous life. It is so easy to remove yourself from this process of suffering and torment but replacing animal products you eat with vegan fake “meats” and cutting out animal products all together.
“You have just
dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the
graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”