An animal welfare group has highlighted a shocking case of animal cruelty, involving a chicken in Waterford.
On Monday evening, Waterford Animal Welfare received an urgent call from Gardai.
Witnesses had informed them that a chicken was being used as a football by a group of drunk young adults.
After arriving, animal welfare workers found the chicken cowering in a corner surrounded by beer cans.
They soon realised the chicken had its wings clipped and was unable to walk.
The Chicken was humanely put to sleep by a vet.