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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Food Preps => Food Legislation & News => Topic started by: archer on April 09, 2015, 09:36:30 AM

Title: Arrest Made in Case of 300K Dead Chickens
Post by: archer on April 09, 2015, 09:36:30 AM
http://www.newser.com/story/205147/arrest-made-in-case-of-300k-dead-chickens.html
 (Newser) – An arrest has been made in the bizarre case of 300,000 chickens that were killed in South Carolina roughly two months ago. Former chicken farmer James Laverne Lowery, 44, was arrested at his Sumter County home last night and hit with second-degree burglary and malicious injury to personal property charges, reports WLTX. Two months ago, 16 commercial farms in Clarendon and Sumter counties saw their alarm systems cut and their temperature control systems manipulated to a point where some of the chickens housed inside either froze or overheated to death. At the time, authorities suspected the crime was committed by a disgruntled ex-employee of Pilgrim's Pride, which owned the birds. Pilgrim's laid off 60 employees in advance of the killings, and Lowery was one of them.
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What makes me say WTF was this part:
"Lowery could also face federal charges—one count for each of the 16 farms he allegedly attacked—of tampering with the food chain..."


Federal charges for  what? Tampering with the food chain? Talk about open ended. Gotta look up that law.
Looking at this page:
http://www.musicklawoffice.com/newsletters/laws-legal-news/federal-tampering-act/

The law itself:
http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Legislation/ucm148785.htm

I need to read that more later when I have time..
Title: Re: Arrest Made in Case of 300K Dead Chickens
Post by: Cedar on April 09, 2015, 09:40:06 AM
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Title: Re: Arrest Made in Case of 300K Dead Chickens
Post by: mnotlyon on April 09, 2015, 03:25:25 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Arrest Made in Case of 300K Dead Chickens
Post by: Oil Lady on April 09, 2015, 03:43:36 PM
Tampering with the food chain??

And Monsanto gets a free pass in that regard??
Title: Re: Arrest Made in Case of 300K Dead Chickens
Post by: TexDaddy on April 09, 2015, 06:06:43 PM
Tampering with the food chain??

And Monsanto gets a free pass in that regard??
Actually, they are forging the chain.  :jaw-drop:
Title: Re: Arrest Made in Case of 300K Dead Chickens
Post by: NWBowhunter on April 10, 2015, 07:01:56 AM
Reading the Federal law his actions don't seem to be covered by the law. Doesn't mean he won't be charged under it, Common tactic pile on as many charges as possible.

Of course if this was a rabid vegan protestor no charges would be filed. But as disgruntled former employee he will pay the price. as he should.