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Coronavirus: 150 chickens Maha owner planned to bury rescued

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Over 150 chickens were rescued in

Jalgaon in Maharashtra after authorities got a tip-off that their owner planned to bury them amid the novel coronavirus scare, an official said on Monday.

The rescue was carried out by a team of the district deputy commissioner and PETA activists on Friday in Paladhi area, over 400 kilometres from here, he added.

Some days ago, a poultry farmer in Palghar had buried two lakh chicks after which orders were issued by the state Animal Husbandry department to take action under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 14:38 IST