The Humanity & Animal Rights Project, HARP, an animal and environmental right protection group based in Nigeria has issued a statement condemning the wanton killing of over 3000 chicks by men of the Nigerian police in complicity with the Emblem task force of Imo State under the guise of carrying out their lawful duties.
In a statement issued on the group’s facebook page: Humanity & Animal Rights Project-HARP, and signed by the Group’s Executive Director and Convener, Femi F. Dodo, Esq., the group condemned the actions of the State officials and the Police and called for the prosecution of the men of the Nigerian police and the Emblems task force responsible for the suffocation and death of the over 3000 one day old beautiful creatures under section 450 and 498 of the criminal code act and the relevant provisions of the criminal law of Imo state.
While acknowledging and condemning the fact that the murdered chicks were actually being bred to be killed and or have their eggs harvested the Animal Rights Project statement reads as follows:
MURDER OF OVER 3000 CHICKS IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA, BY MEN OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE AND THE IMO STATE EMBLEM TASK FORCE: THE PERPETRATORS MUST FACE CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
The Humanity & Animal Rights Project –HARP-, an animal rights defence and protection group condemns the gruesome murder of over 3000 chicks by men of the Nigerian Police and the Emblem Task-Force of Imo State.
Our organization which campaigns for a world free from all sort of killings and inhuman treatment to animals, humans and all species of creatures on the planet is informed of the killing of over 3000 chicks by men of the Nigerian police and the Emblem task force of imo state.
According to the report, the one day old beautiful creatures, numbering over 3000 were left to die under the sun inside a vehicle illegally impounded by the said officers despite the fact that Mr. Tega Silas, according to the report informed the officers that the day old chick numbering over 3000 could die in the next five minutes due to the hot weather if delayed any further. But before he could go and call the buyers of the chick to come and offload the beautiful creatures, after being assaulted, the wicked policemen and officers of the Emblem task force without regards for any life at all, took away the Toyota sienna conveying the beautiful creatures to their park where the chicks will all die in cold blood due to the heavy weather conditions.
While we acknowledge and also condemn the fact that the murdered chicks were actually being bred to be killed and or have their eggs harvested; we call on the Inspector General of the Nigeria Police to apply disciplinary sanctions on the erring officers which motto is to always take life and destroy properties rather than protect same. We also call on the Governor of Imo State and the IGP to prosecute the erring officers for breaching the provisions of section 450 and 498 of the Criminal Code Act and the relevant provisions of the Criminal Law of Imo state.
For: Humanity Animal Rights Project- Femi F. Dodo, Esq. Convener/Executive Director