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Chicken Deaths in Truck Accident Angers RSPCA

by 5m Editor
13 March 2009, at 8:31am

AUSTRALIA - The RSPCA wants tougher controls on livestock transporters, after the deaths of 4000 chickens when a truck rolled over in South Australia's lower north yesterday.

According to ABC, Aimee McKay, from the RSPCA, says there have been five similar incidents in the past eight months.

Ms McKay says transport companies should minimise travelling distances wherever possible, and there's also room for more driver testing.

"Very embryonic that suggestion, but I think that it's certainly that's worth looking into, given they have got a huge responsibility on their truck," she says.

"They are transporting live animals most of the time, thousands of live animals."