42 Pine Street New Haven, Connecticut
There are 27 chickens being kept in inhumane conditions at 42 Pine Street. They are kept in a cage far too small for the number of birds. The entire backyard of the property is covered in chicken feces, as the owner will occasionally allow them to roam free. The chicken feed has attracted a large number of rats to the property that can be seen on a regular basis. Some of the chickens appear sick and/or injured. Some clearly show signs of being pecked by the other chickens. I have even observed several dead birds left in the driveway for days at a time. A bird that had its head ripped off by an animal laid in the driveway for two days before the owner of the property threw it into the trash to be collected by the city trash collection. City ordinances clearly state the maximum number of hens within New Haven city limits is 6. This large number of birds is a clear case of animal neglect and cruelty. The irresponsible and careless handling of the chickens has attracted disease carrying pests to the neighborhood. There are children living on either side of the property. The owner of the property is an overweight, bald individual named Peter. About once or twice a year he will slaughter 10 or more birds in his driveway in plain view of the neighborhood.