Foster Farms Burglars Kill 920 Chickens with Golf Club

Foster Farms Burglars Kill 920 Chickens with Golf Club

Authorities in Fresno are investigating an incident in which at least one man broke into the Foster Farms chicken shed and used a golf club to kill 920 chickens.

“Whoever did something like this is pretty sick,” Deputy Chris Curtice told the Los Angeles Times. “It would take a long time to do it… People should be alarmed at something like that.”

According to a Fresno sheriff’s department release, authorities arrived at Foster Farms in Caruthers shortly before 8:30 a.m. on September 20 and discovered the suspect(s) had pulled a fence back to gain access to the chickens. 

While inside, the suspect used a golf club, and “possibly another similar type instrument,” to kill 920 chickens. Foster Farms estimated the monetary loss at about $5,000.

“It is the express policy of Foster Farms to treat its birds humanely and with compassion,” Foster Farms said in a statement. The company is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the suspects’ arrest.


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