FORT COLLINS, Colo. — When four people asked to hold some chickens at a Colorado farm this week, an 8-year-old girl readily agreed to assist.
She’s proud of the birds she helps raise, and she loves to teach people about them. Sunday’s event at the farm was no different, her mother said.
The little girl had no idea the adults would tuck three of the birds under their arms and walk off the farm, where a group of some 40 animal rights activists wearing matching T-shirts waited.
“I’m really rattled and unnerved,” said Kristin Ramey, who owns Long Shadow Farm in Berthoud, Colo., with her husband, Larry. “They walked right onto my property and grabbed the birds. I don’t feel safe.”\