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Food

To The Rescue: PETA Hosts Chicken Adoption This Saturday in Echo Park

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Tomorrow, the Bob Barker Building in Echo Park will turn into a pet adoption, and we're not talking about pooches. PETA has partnered with Animal Place and will be giving rescued 78 chooks from an abandoned egg farm outside Turlock, Calif. a new home here in Los Angeles. Back in February, 50,000 chickens were left in battery cages for two weeks without food or water at A & L Poultry Farm. The owner of the farm, Andy Keung Cheung, could possibly face criminal charges of Animal Cruelty and Animal Neglect. Three lawsuits have been brought against him since the rescue.

Ashley Byrne, Manager of Campaigns for PETA, said that all 78 of the chickens that have been brought down to L.A. have found pre-screened homes, but those interested in adopting can contact Animal Place. If you're an urban farmer looking for chooks, that seems like a great way to go, considering the sanctuary rescued more than 4,000 of the surviving chickens.