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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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ANIMAL ADVOCATES: ABUSE MUST BE MADE A FELONY

I am distressed at what is happening to animals of all categories.
Around Mandahl someone is poisoning animals. Unbelievable but true, they are poisoning chickens.
Around the area where I live, a couple roosters and some hens moved in to enjoy the abundance of insects, e.g. termites and ants. The animals are no bother to me and I am glad that they are busy ridding the area of the infestation of termites. However, some neighbors seem to be unhappy that the roosters crow…
There is not much I can do about the crowing roosters, first, because they are not mine and second because I am not physically able to catch them. Once these members of the fowl family have chosen a roost, there is not much that will discourage them from returning each night to their roost.
During the month of October, chickens, especially laying hens, have been poisoned by someone living very close to my home. Several times I have found dying hens with absolutely no marks or wounds on them. It takes these innocent animals 2 or 3 days to die from the poison… And what is worse, the roosters are still crowing just as loudly because only the hens are being killed.
Do these poisoners of edible animals enjoy what they are doing? Are they practicing on animals so they can later use their poison on humans? This is a very serious matter… Killing by poison is the most cruel of murderous acts. We residents of the Mandahl area have to be very wary of the people who reside in the area. No one is safe from the poisoners.

Anne-Marie Danet
St. Thomas

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