Anorak

Anorak | Animal Rights Hero Steven Seagal ‘Rides Tank Over’ 100 Chickens And Fellow Cocks

Animal Rights Hero Steven Seagal ‘Rides Tank Over’ 100 Chickens And Fellow Cocks

by | 3rd, September 2011

YOU are about to see Steven Seagal, the actor, break up a cock fighting ring at the home of unarmed 42-year-old Jesus Sanchez Llovera by driving a tank over a fence and, reportedly, also over lots of live birds. The justice was recorded for Steven Seagal: Lawman, a reality TV show that is actually real – yep, not a spoof (also starring celebrity lawman Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio):

Shortly after the incident, Seagal explained that the raid on suspect Jesus Llovera—which involved a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department team in full riot gear swarming his family’s home, as Steven Seagal crashed through his gates in a tank—all came about because, as Seagal said to a local TV station, “Animal cruelty is one of my pet peeves.” So in order to prevent said animal cruelty, Seagal and his team apparently “euthanized” the more than 100 roosters it found on Llovera’s property and, according to a just-filed claim from Llovera, also shot and killed his 11-month-old puppy.

Says a neighbour:

Neighbor Debra Ross said she called 911 after hearing the raid, and then realized the sheriff’s department was responsible for the noise. “When the tank came in — and I didn’t know we had a tank — so when the tank comes in and pushes the wall over and then you see what’s in there, and all it is is a bunch of chickens.”

Says Seagal:

“I came in on the 150 and we broke down the gate,” Seagal said of riding an MCSO tank onto Sanchez’s property. “I deployed out on the side of the house, and guarded one side of the house, to see if anyone would run out.”

This is priceless:



Posted: 3rd, September 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink