There’ll be no swan song for some lucky chickens who had the good fortune to fall off a truck in Williamsburg last week. Five dozen live chickens being transported to their slaughter were dumped on a Williamsburg street as their truck driver took a corner too fast. Now, instead of heading to slaughter, the lucky birds will live out their days in an animal sanctuary in upstate New York.

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Thursday last week will most likely live forever in the minds of the grateful birds as the day their lives were saved thanks to a lead-foot truck driver. As they were on their way to the butcher market, where they would have been slaughtered and sold, the truck driver took a hard turn, subsequently dumping their boxes on the street.

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Initially, the chickens were placed under the care of the Brooklyn Animal Care Center, but have luckily found a permanent home at a Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary, where they will live out the rest of their very lucky lives.

Via Gothamist

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