Photo: Oleksandr Kondratyuk / RIA Novosti
Belgian firefighters gassed 20 thousand chickens at the airport in Brussels. According to Deutsche Welle, the rescuers went to such a step after the container with the birds stood all weekend in the hot sun.
The cargo was to go to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but due to a technical malfunction of the aircraft the flight was delayed and later cancelled due to the failure of the pilot to lift the aircraft into the air. Animal rights activists have sounded the alarm, because the chickens all this time were without water and feed, and the temperature of the air in the container has risen above the permissible value.
Sunday evening birds began to die, but the shipper refused to take the container back. After that, the veterinarians decided to euthanize chickens is to reduce their suffering.
The local firefighters refused to participate in the murder, explaining that “they are saving lives, not their truncation”, to replace them firefighters arrived from the nearby town of Zaventem, which sealed the container and filled it with carbon dioxide.
Video, photo All from Russia.