Randy Christ told KTVU that his son, Jonny Christ, killed the dogs, stating:
These dogs broke through the enclosure, and basically killed all of them or was in the process of killing them, when my son, Jonny came on the scene,”
On Saturday, a German shepherd named "Luke," and a Rottweiler named "Jager," had escaped from their fenced yard and made their way to the Christ property on Creek Road.
Though Christ has stated that all of the chickens were killed, the dogs' owner, Rocky Osborn, stated that Contra Costa County Animal Services officers who went to the property found "no evidence" of the killings at the ranch.
The dogs' burned remains were later recovered from Christ's workplace, but the remains of the chickens were allegedly not found.
The man responsible for killing the dogs is not expected to face charges.
Contra Costa Animal Services deputy director, Rick Golphin, stated:
“Killing an animal that is attacking livestock or poultry is legal in the state of California."
Outrage over the method that these dogs were killed has spurred over 8,000 people to sign a petition asking for the current laws regarding lethal force to deal with dogs who threaten livestock or poultry, to be changed.
Follow the Justice for Luke and Jager Facebook page here.
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