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Live chickens dumped from semi-truck outside Australian KFC

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On Tuesday, a semi truck in Australia lost its cargo in transit.  But this is no slightly amusing beer and chips spill coincidence.

The truck was hauling crates of live chickens-- and it lost its load just outside of a KFC.

Jessica Carter, who says she is a vegan, filmed the aftermath of the incident in which the chickens were rounded up and returned to their crates. 

She posted the video on Facebook, which now has 1,600 views. 

In the post, Carter wrote, “I'm so sad/pissed off/sad/angry and pissed off right now. I had to leave because my 3 yo was getting distressed but I shouted at a few people afterwards who were laughing and had a good chat with a guy who kept backyard chickens and was also visibly upset.”

UPI reported that four crates of live birds fell off a semi-truck, according to a Victoria police spokesperson.

A KFC representative told the Melbourne Herald Sun that, despite the coincidence, the chickens were not destined for the restaurant's fryers. 

“KFC is supplied chicken through the three largest suppliers of chicken in Australia and those suppliers have high standards of bird welfare to ensure their chickens are healthy and comfortable. We require all our chicken suppliers to strictly follow the Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals, Domestic Poultry,” the representative said.

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