Owner Tosses Live Chicken Into Trash
Freddie the cockerel saved in the nick of time
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 8, 2010 3:24 AM CDT
A terrified Freddie the cockerel was discovered anxiously clucking inside a trash bin right before the Good Samaritan arrived. This is not Freddie.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The list of animals Brits are abandoning in wheelie trash bins is growing. First, it was a cat (captured on surveillance video), now an anxiously clucking chicken, whose owner apparently planned to toss the bird out with the trash without killing it. Freddie the cockerel was saved in the nick of time by a passing Good Samaritan. ''I am disgusted that someone has placed a living animal inside a wheelie bin and am keen to hear from anyone who knows who was responsible," an animal control officer told the Telegraph. For more on the evil cat lady, click here.