Target: Norfolk City Council
Goal: Prosecute poultry farmer for appalling abuse of chickens
Richard Pointer, the owner of R.T. Pointer Poultry Wholesale, is denying claims of animal abuse despite the manifold evidence stacked against him. Animal rights campaigners gained footage of reoccurring abuse at Green Acres Farm in Southrepps, UK, and what they discovered was abominable.
Chickens were stuffed into crates before they were carried off to be slaughtered, and sick birds with bald patches and other illnesses were left untreated. Many birds suffered shortness of breath from being squashed and squeezed into confined spaces, and they were living among the dead and rotting corpses of other chickens that failed to survive the episodes.
Four visits were carried out in early September by investigators from Hillside Animal Sanctuary, and the results were telling. The birds were suffering cruelly from abuse, yet Pointer, who leases the farmland, denies that any wrong has been committed on his grounds. “It is not possible to be with them 24 hours a day,” he claims in defense of the situation.
Still, it is possible for a poultry wholesaler to set regulations that will protect the well-being of the animals. As such, it is important that he and all others responsible for this crime be prosecuted, especially after investigations have proven that maltreatment and exploitation have occurred.
Because Pointer has worked in this industry for over 35 years, it is all the more important that the matter be further investigated, as there is no telling what other tragedies have occurred under his watch. Urge the Norfolk City Council to take action against Richard Pointer and all others for the crime and demand that a just punishment is dealt.
Dear Norfolk City Council,
A grave maltreatment of hundreds of birds has occurred under the watch of Richard Pointer, a poultry wholesaler from Hevingham, at Green Acres Farm in Southrepps. The chickens at this farm have suffered cruelly from illnesses and are constantly manhandled and stuffed into boxes before they are carried off for slaughter.
Hillside Animal Sanctuaries investigated the farm, and the findings were grotesque. Birds were living in spaces alongside the rotting corpses of other chickens, and many suffered shortness of breath from trauma.
This situation has been thoroughly investigated, and despite Richard Pointer’s claims that no wrongdoing has occurred, the evidence shows otherwise. I urge you to prosecute Pointer and all those responsible for the maltreatment of these animals to prevent future cases of animal abuse. This incident is disgraceful, and it would be unjust to let the guilty party continue these horrific practices. Do something at once.
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