Chickens die in truck collision

About 150 chickens died or had to be slaughtered yesterday when a truck carrying onions collided with another carrying 4500 battery hens north of East London, a local SPCA said.

About 150 chickens died or had to be slaughtered yesterday when a truck carrying onions collided with another carrying 4500 battery hens north of East London, a local SPCA said.

Annette Rademeyer, chairman of the King William's Town SPCA, said the chicken truck was transporting point-of-lay hens from Johannesburg to a farm between Stutterheim and Macleantown.

She said the truck was hit from behind by another truck carrying a load of onions, causing it to overturn. - Sapa

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