A man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after beheading several chickens because a woman unfriended him on Facebook, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, 30-year-old Shane Barrett of Cornwall, has been sentenced to serve nine weeks in prison after being convicted of four counts of animal cruelty.
According to the police, 45-year-old Tanya Vincent rescued four egg-laying chickens that were destined to be slaughtered.
She became concerned after noticing that three of them had disappeared and began searching for them by contacting friends and veterinarians.
After several days, she discovered that three of her chickens were brutally killed, beheaded and thrown on her doorstep. The fourth chicken was seriously injured.
Vincent told investigators that Barrett, killed her chickens after she unfriended him on Facebook. Vincent said that she is devastated because the chickens were her girls.
The killed chickens were named Queenie, Shy, and Dancer, while the surviving bird is named Rosie.