Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Film shows soldiers 'biting heads off chickens'

Footage of a British army survival exercise has angered animal lovers. It allegedly showed soldiers from the 2nd battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment biting the heads off chickens and then eating the chickens. The video was apparently filmed in Iraq, in late October.

An RSPCA spokesman said: ""It's a revolting way to treat any animal. This footage sends out the wrong message. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "The incidents shown in the videos were part of an exercise in survival training. In addition to British troops, the exercise involved local forces, and the birds were prepared and eaten in accordance with local custom. The British Army does not condone needless cruelty to animals."

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