chicken farmer faces animal cruelty charges

Oh man, this is disgusting. Asian behaving badly... animal cruelty edition! Last week in Brooklyn, Connecticut, state officials euthanized 2,551 chickens seized from farm owner Tang Quan "Jason" Lin, who will likely face animal cruelty charges for abysmal treatment of the birds: Chicken farmer faces new charges, this time in Connecticut.
"Size-wise, just the scale of this neglect is something I haven't seen in my 25 years in this department," said Wayne Kasacek, assistant director of the state Department of Agriculture's bureau of regulation and inspection.

Kasacek said he was tired and sore yesterday after spending more than seven hours at Lin's chicken operation, the culmination of a four-month state investigation. Late Thursday night, inspectors, many wearing protective clothing, found numerous dead animals, filth and the appearance that none of the thousands of birds on the facility's ground floor had been fed or given water in days.

The stress from the lack of food and water and the filth, combined with avian disease, made euthanasia the "most humane" option, Kasacek said. He said all of the chickens and two ducks had to be destroyed.

The department has "no reason to believe there is any concern for human health," Kasacek said.
Lin apparently has a history with this kind of thing, with a long list of charges and citations. He currently faces six counts of cruelty to animals, as well as additional charges that he violated state poultry disposal and disease regulations, dating from arrests in September and December.

Dude needs to find a new job, because he really sucks at this one. I was going to post the photo of a pile of dead chickens, but it really grossed me out. Excuse me as I throw up.

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