Starving Ducks Liberated in Virginia

January 2004

PETA’s Community Animal Project liberated several ducks trapped under a filthy house in Virginia. The resident was keeping the ducks trapped in this dark cramped space by blocking off all holes from which they could escape. After advising the resident that keeping ducks on his property in such conditions is illegal, we seized and released the ducks to a pond where they immediately began flapping their wings and bathing themselves.

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