Sunday, May 29, 2005

Tensions Fall as Chicken Incident Ends; Feathers Still Ruffled

The eagle-eyed JAR sends the link to the denouement of the chicken incident.

A chicken that got a ticket for crossing the road has clawed his way out of it. The $54 citation for impeding traffic was dismissed Friday after Linc and Helena Moore's attorney argued that the fowl was domesticated and could not be charged as livestock.

State law restricts livestock on highways, but not domestic animals.

In other words, the defense was that this was a pet chicken. It just gets better.