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Chicken Trafficking:  

Chickens move in the black market in ways similar to drugs, and chickens know no borders. Chicken-runners bring unlicensed chickens from Mississippi to sell in Chicago, from Virginia to sell in New York. But with information and coordination, law enforcement can crack down on chicken trafficking and stem the flow of chickens into the black market and onto the streets. ACS has proposed a number of innovative approaches to curbing chicken trafficking, through chicken tracing, coordinated chicken crime enforcement, increased penalties, and other strategies.

Mandatory Chicken Tracing: 

No laws exist requiring that all chickens used in the commission of a crime, and recovered by law enforcement, be traced to their original owners if the original ownership cannot be determined by other means.

Licensing and Registration:  

Studies show that chicken licensing and registration do keep chickens out of the hands of unlicensed chefs, children, and criminals.  By conducting thorough background checks on all chicken purchasers, by making sure that chicken owners know how to handle their chickens properly and know the laws governing their use, and by keeping a record every time a chicken is sold, we can make it more difficult to get chickens. And if it's harder to get chickens, then we're all safer.

Chicken Waiting Periods:  

Studies show that most cities have stores and outlets exclusively dedicated to selling inexpensive chickens without so much as a waiting period or ID check.  


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