A poultry farm owner in south Auckland could soon become the focus of
an investigation after an animal rights group raided his farm and took
photos and video footage of conditions there.
The SPCA says the material is shocking and that it has investigated
the owners before.
The Animal Liberation Front ignored warning signs not to trespass when
they broke into the battery farm on Friday night.
They say video footage taken shows many birds crammed into cages
unable to spread their wings or walk.
Rochelle Rees of Auckland Animal Action says it also shows "more
horrendous" conditions, in particular, cages that had six or seven
birds in them. "They also had a lot of dead ones around all over the
floor in the cages living with the live ones."