Animal cruelty charge after live chicken thrown to wildlife farm alligators

Jessica Brown
Anna Falkenmire
Updated January 5 2024 - 3:49pm, first published 1:12pm
The chicken was thrown to the Oakvale Farm alligators, pictured here by Peter Lorimer. Inset a generic photograph of a chicken and the front of the wildlife park.
The chicken was thrown to the Oakvale Farm alligators, pictured here by Peter Lorimer. Inset a generic photograph of a chicken and the front of the wildlife park.

An animal cruelty charge has been levelled against a man accused of plucking a live chicken from a wildlife park and throwing it to alligators while families watched on in horror.

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Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Digital Editor

Jessica began her journalism career in 2009 as a cadet at The Port Stephens Examiner before moving to London for a two-year stint working in magazines and digital publishing. The Lake Macquarie local returned to Australia where she took up a reporting role at The Maitland Mercury. She worked across several rounds including local council, police and property before moving into digital journalism and joining the team at The Newcastle Herald in 2017.

Anna Falkenmire

Police and crime reporter at the Newcastle Herald. Email: afalkenmire@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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