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December 03, 2019 - RNZ

NEW ZEALAND: More than 150,000 chickens die after power failure

NEW ZEALAND: More than 150,000 chickens die after power failure
Chicken Factory FarmCredit: Aussie Farms

The Ministry for Primary Industries said about 190,000 chickens died in the early hours of Saturday at a chicken farm in Helensville.

The ministry's director of compliance, Gary Orr, said the deaths were "due to a power failure and a subsequent generator issue". "Any such incident is extremely concerning to us and we are now investigating," he said. Marianne Macdonald, animal rights group SAFE's campaign manager, said the deaths were unacceptable.

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