Kids! One day, they’re crawling in diapers, squealing, adorable, piglet-type balls of laughter, the next, they are breaking into a chicken farm and smashing in the heads of nearly 1,000 chickens to get their rocks off or something.
Happens to every parent I know. Well, except mine. I never beat any chickens to death. But not the parents of four kids in Fresno, California.
They thought the Foster Farms chicken ranch could use a lot fewer chickens. Or something. So, according to authorities, they … killed all a lot of the chickens. From the AP:
Fresno County sheriff’s officials acting on several tips Wednesday tracked down 18-year-old Gabriel Quintero of Riverdale. Also taken into custody were two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old.
All have been booked on charges of burglary and felony cruelty to animals.
Investigators say the suspects pulled back a fence on Sept. 20 to break into a barn south of Fresno. Once inside they beat 920 chickens to death with a golf club and possibly another blunt instrument, investigators said.
Not all the chickens at the facility were killed, said Foster Farms spokesman Ira Bell, noting the barns typically have several thousand chickens inside. He said Thursday that as a chicken producer certified by the American Humane Association, the company takes the incident seriously.
Like I said. Kids. SMDH.
Also, wouldn’t 50 be enough to prove your point? I feel like if you are gonna murder a ton of chickens, 50 is enough.