Still no charges in horrific 2017 Chilliwack animal cruelty case

Media release
May 30, 2018

 

Still no charges in horrific 2017 Chilliwack animal cruelty case

Vancouver Humane Society calls on BC Attorney General to act

 

Vancouver- The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on B.C. Attorney General David Eby to ensure those responsible for extreme acts of animal cruelty in a June 2017 animal abuse case in Chilliwack are brought to justice.

It has been nearly a year since animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals released disturbing undercover video of workers at a Chilliwack poultry farm allegedly abusing and torturing live chickens. The video showed chickens being kicked, stomped on, sexually abused and having their limbs torn off. 

The B.C. SPCA has produced a report for Crown Counsel recommending animal cruelty charges, but no charges have been laid. 

In a letter to the Attorney General, VHS says: “We are concerned at this undue delay and any potential impact it might have on a successful prosecution proceeding. There would no doubt be considerable public outrage if the alleged perpetrators of these extreme acts of cruelty were not brought to justice.”

The letter calls on the Attorney General to “take whatever action is necessary to expedite Crown Counsel’s work on this case.”

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