Justice for 20,000 Chicks Neglected and Killed at Airport

Target: Philippe Close, Mayor of Brussels, Belgium

Goal: Prosecute those who neglected the lives of baby chicks.

20,000 chicks were senselessly killed while waiting for a delay of a flight from Brussels to Kinshasa. The flight was delayed on a hot weekend, and instead of someone coming to the chicks’ rescue, they went without food or water in a transport container. By the time animal welfare services arrived, many of the chicks were already dead. The airport then sent a veterinarian to check on the chicks. The veterinarian’s response was to euthanize the chicks ‘in order to shorten their suffering.’ The airport firefighters refused to comply with the culling of the baby chicks, which led to local firefighters coming to seal and pump carbon dioxide into the container, killing the remaining chicks.

The horrific gassing didn’t need to occur. These chicks should have been taken care of and given food and water from the start. These baby chicks died a cruel death, and they deserve justice. Demand that the company and airport officials involved be prosecuted for this cruel act of animal neglect.


Dear Mayor Close,

20,000 baby chicks died due to the neglect of a company and airport officials. These baby chicks were stored in a hot and stuffy container without food or water and left to die. Many of the chicks died due to the heat and lack of food and water, but the survivors were then killed in an effort to ‘end their suffering.’

These chicks did not deserve this tragic death. They were neglected and left to die in this hot container without food or water. We demand that the company that exported the chicks and the airport officials who left them to die be held responsible for their actions and prosecuted.


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  1. Irresponsible brainless idiots! Stop transporting animals! This is horrific cruelty and abuse!

  2. The level of cruelty that some of our subhuman specie direct toward animals is totally unacceptable. These crime must be treated as such and prosecute those responsible.


  4. It should be 20,000 counts of murder!!! Absolutely disgusting and so sad.

  5. Barton Dixon says:

    Why did animal welfare services need to be called in the first place? Why wasn’t a protocol in place to protect against this situation taking place to begin with, and if it tragically occurred, as it seems it did, to responsibly and humanely respond to it?

  6. Veronique Peere says:

    20 000 petits innocents assassinés par des imbéciles.

    Aucun protocole prévu et pas le moindre bon sens à l’aéroport de Bruxelles pour protéger les animaux en cas de retard d’avion !

    Tous coupables de leur souffrance et de leur mort:

    la société minable qui les a exportés sans prévoir d’eau et de nourriture durant leur transport (transport qui est déjà un scandale en soi : en effet, à quoi étaient donc destinés tous ces bébés ?) et les incompétents de l’aéroport.

    RIP petits poussins. Vous êtes ce qu’il y a de plus beau et de plus innocent sur cette terre. Justice vous sera rendue, pas celle des hommes mais l’Autre.

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