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Truck carrying chickens crashes at Goonellabah

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The chicken rescued from a crash at Goonellabah this morning. (Sugarshine Farm Sanctuary)
The chicken rescued from a crash at Goonellabah this morning. (Sugarshine Farm Sanctuary)

A clean-up is underway after a truck carrying chickens overturned on the Bruxner Highway this morning at Goonellabah.

The B-Double truck overturned near James Road before 7am this morning and traffic diversions have been put in place by Transport authorities.

For westbound traffic, motorists can travel via Holland St, Oliver Ave and Kadina St with the eastbound diversion in reverse direction.

The truck is believed to have been carrying 6000 chickens, contained in yellow plastic crates, many of which ended up strewn about the crash site.

Police said vets and staff from the Department of Primary Industries were on site to deal with the chickens.

Following the crash, footage was posted of women attempted to rescue chickens speaking with a police officer.

The woman from Sugarshine Farm Sanctuary had retrieved one chicken before being told they had to stay clear of the crash scene.

 


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6 COMMENTS

  1. How you can have 6,000 chickens in a truck. That must have been pleasant for them.
    Apart from having an accident can’t they limit the amount of chickens to make it less of
    a train to Auschwitz kind of experience for the birds. Must we gorge ourselves on traumatized
    animals and wonder why we are stressed.

  2. A sincere thank you to these strong women who refused to be intimidated, who were prepared to stand up for this chicken and saved it. One chicken matters. Every life matters. The cruelty of the commercial industry is abhorrent. This is why so many people are choosing to go Vegan.

    We can all make a difference if we choose to live by this quotation: “We are not going to change the whole world but we can change ourselves.”

    The poultry industry keeps chickens in abject misery, enduring a lifetime of neglect, pain and suffering, totally deprived of all natural behaviours… not even able to stretch their legs. Industry has made an investment in this sickening cruelty and they don’t want to change a thing… unless they are made to.
    Industry claims it has to keep chickens confined in cages to cover the cost of these cages and to keep the price of eggs down for consumers.

    SO, PEOPLE, WALK AWAY… WALK AWAY, AND HAVE NO PART IN THIS HORRIFIC MISERY.

    Australian consumers do not live in a third world country. Animal welfare standards in Australia should be first class. The inherent cruelty of this process from start to finish is SO WRONG.

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