‘Chicken Fest’ for Public as Birds Perish in Mishap!
Karkala: Many households in and around Belmannu village are likely to enjoy chicken delicacies for some days.
It was a god-given opportunity for chicken-lovers as a vehicle transporting poultry from Shivamogga to Mangaluru went out of the control of its driver near Shri Lakshmi Janardan temple in Belmannu.
Hens in hundreds were either killed or injured in the incident. Passersby, especially on strolls for physical fitness, were taken aback by the gory scene.
However, for some opportunists, it was a free for all. Many people around made a kill by carrying the birds home to their hearts’ content, while no one seemed to bother if the driver was injured.
When asked, some of those who had picked a good catch said that, in any case, the birds would have been lying on the road until they rotted and it would have been a huge waste.
It would have caused stench and pollution too. Instead, at least, the ‘cleaning’ job was being done by the public, he added.