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Chicken Abusers Charged With Animal Cruelty by Contra Costa County, California DA

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    United Poultry Concerns 18 March 2011 Chicken Abusers Charged With Animal Cruelty by Contra Costa County, California DA Teenagers Strangled to Death Two Hens
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      United Poultry Concerns
      18 March 2011

      Chicken Abusers Charged With Animal Cruelty
      by Contra Costa County, California DA
      Teenagers Strangled to Death Two Hens at El Monte Elementary School in November

      On December 1, 2010, three teenage boys were arrested for strangling to death
      two hens, Linny and Maxine, who were living peacefully in a coop with two other
      hens at El Monte Elementary School in Concord, California. The school custodian
      discovered the hens on the morning of November 24.
      http://www.upc-online.org/alerts/110221el_monte_update.html

      Because the offenders are juveniles, the District Attorney's Office cannot
      disclose their names; however, the case has been assigned to Deputy District
      Attorney Jennifer Tompkins, who assured United Poultry Concerns in a recent
      phone call that the DA has filed charges against all three juveniles and that
      the case is being taken very seriously and that rehabilitative counseling is
      involved. Under CA Penal Code 597, a person is guilty of cruelty to animals who
      maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates or wounds a living animal, or
      maliciously and intentionally kills an animal.

      Ms. Tompkins told UPC that the DA's office has received many letters from
      around the country urging prosecution of the teenagers. UPC thanks everyone who
      responded to our Action Alerts! We'll advise you of any new news on this case.

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      United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the
      compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
      Don't just switch from beef to chicken. Go Vegan.
      http://www.UPC-online.org
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