• Petitioned Birgit Fladager

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Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office
Birgit Fladager

Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office: Prosecute A&L Poultry's owners for willfully starving 50,000 chickens

    1. Harvest Home
    2. Petition by

      Harvest Home

      Stockton, CA

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February 2013

Victory

Nearly a year after the case broke, the operators of the now infamous A&L Poultry were arraigned on felony animal cruelty charges on February 11, 2013 in Stanislaus County for abandoning 50,000 hens at their battery cage egg farm. One step forward for justice! Stay tuned for more details about the criminal case.

In the face of mounting feed costs, the owners of A&L Poultry (Stanislaus County, California), abandoned their farm's 50,000 egg-laying hens in February 2012. For at least two weeks, the chickens at this farm were denied food. Nearly one-third of the chickens perished before Stanislaus County Animal Services was notified of this large-scale animal neglect case. With the authorization of county and state officials, a concerted effort to help the surviving chickens was spearheaded by Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary, Animal Place and Farm Sanctuary. This emergency effort is the largest farmed animal rescue in California history. We are calling on the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office to prosecute A&L Poultry's owners for willfully starving 50,000 chickens.

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    1. Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

      Pulin Modi
      Senior Campaigner

      " Prosecutors say two poultry farmers accused of leaving 50,000 hens to starve are facing felony animal cruelty charges.

      Andy Cheung and Lien Diep were arraigned Monday on the charges in Stanislaus County Superior Court."

      Turlock farmers charged after hens starve

      TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say two poultry farmers accused of leaving 50,000 hens to starve are facing felony animal cruelty charges. Andy Cheung and Lien Diep were arraigned Monday on the charges in Stanislaus County Superior Court. If convicted, they could face up to three years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

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    • DIANE KASTEL WHEATON, IL
      • 8 months ago

      Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office: Prosecute A&L Poultry's owners for willfully starving 50,000 chickens!

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    • DIANE KASTEL WHEATON, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      DIANE M. KASTEL WHEATON, IL I BELIEVE THAT ALL SENTIENT BEINGS DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH KINDNESS AND RESPECT AND GIVEN FOOD, WATER, AND SHELTER, AND EXERCISE FOR THEIR BSIC NEEDS TO BE SATISFIED.

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    • Dawn Leland PORTLAND, ME
      • over 1 year ago

      It's cruelty.

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    • Miriam Chisholm JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      This is so disturbing on so many levels. The heartlessness of the owner of this factory farm is horrific. This act of willful negligence and attempted murder needs to be punished. If this were people instead of hens, there would be no question as to what should be done. Why should this be any different? We are all connected.

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    • Mary Kenefick MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • over 1 year ago

      This abuse cannot go unpunished!

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