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Letter to the editor: Chicken release was a case of abuse

In the Oct. 15 Pine Knot there was an article about the criminal abuse of animals. Turning loose hundreds of chickens after they outlived their usefulness. They were starving, thirsty, eating each other. Why wouldn’t they? They don’t know how to fend for themselves. What was done in the past with their chickens?

Law enforcement should take a good look at this animal abuse.

Tony Sheda, Wrenshall

Editor’s note: The Pine Knot News was able to talk to Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake about the incident we reported on in the Oct. 15 issue. She said the case did not merit further investigation since it seemed the farm owners had learned their lesson after considerable backlash on social media and promises to find people to take their retired hens.