Animal Justice Demands Cruelty Investigation After 19,000 Chickens Die from Heat Stress

CLARKE’S BEACH, NL—National animal law organization Animal Justice has filed an animal cruelty report, asking the RCMP in Newfoundland & Labrador to investigate the deaths of 19,000 chickens killed by heat stress at B.I.A. Farms on Roaches Line. Animal Justice learned of the chickens’ deaths following media reports on Friday, October 25.   Known as broiler chickens, the animals... Read more » Animal Justice
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Animals Must Have Access to Shelter, Says Animal Rights Lawyer 

TORBAY, NL—No enforcement action will be taken after a lone cow was witnessed tied up beside a house during a winter storm without shelter, water, and food. According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC), the owner had been delayed getting home due to “circumstances beyond his control” and he “took measures to provide adequate shelter upon his return.” The RNC concluded that no laws had been broken.

Lawyer Anna Pippus, director of farmed animal advocacy for Animal Justice, said: “Newfoundland law protects animals from neglect. It’s troubling that the RNC is communicating to the public that it’s legal to keep animals tied up in extreme weather with no shelter, food, or water. It isn’t. Even cows habituated to the cold require appropriate shelter from wind, extreme cold, and snow or other precipitation, and must have access to appropriate food and water. Anyone with animals under their care is legally required to ensure minimum standards are met at all times, in…

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