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Local authorities are looking for at least one suspect who is responsible for the brutal killing of more than 900 chickens. The unknown intruder beat the chickens to death with a golf club inside a Foster Farms plant in Caruthers, Calif.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Curtice called the killings psychopathic, and told a local CBS news affiliate, “It’s sick behavior. And people who will do this, it can definitely lead to other things.”
Investigators are said to have discovered a piece of a golf club, and believe that an additional weapon was used by what is likely more than one suspect.
Foster Farms subsequently called the attack an “unconscionable act of animal cruelty.”
“This appears to be a random act of violence,” Foster Farms announced. “It is the express policy of Foster Farms to treat its birds humanely and with compassion. Any intentional act to the contrary is unacceptable.”
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.