Officials are planning to slaughter chickens in Mira Loma that a family considers pets over Newcastle disease concerns. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019. Residents were protesting in the Inland Empire Monday over the killing of thousands of chickens that were euthanized to prevent the spread of a virus. Newcastle disease is a virus that can have devastating results on the poultry industry in California, according to the State Veterinarian of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. A family in Mira Loma was devastated after they were told by state officials that their chickens were to be destroyed Monday. A Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy had to respond to keep the peace at a protest outside the family’s home. A teacher who also is also a reserve officer brought a gun to school, which has many parents rallying to support him, while some say he shouldn’t bring it on campus. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019. The owners said it’s not fair and that in many cases, healthy chickens are being killed off in the process. “They’re not just chickens running in the backyard....