Getty Images/Mark Kolbe Hundreds of chickens died in 2008 and 2009 after being placed in sub-zero temperatures.

An instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design has been fired after a student killed a chicken in the cafeteria last month.

Gord Ferguson confirmed Wednesday that he was let go following an April 18 incident where one of his students killed and decapitated a chicken as part of a demonstration.

At the time, police said the student killed the animal as part of an assignment where he was to perform and film a public protest.

When reached at home, Ferguson, a sculpture instructor for 32 years at ACAD, said he wasn’t willing to comment further and was assessing his next course of action.

Spokesperson Alex Middleton said the school was unable to provide comment as well.

“ACAD followed due process in a timely and thorough matter and a decision has been made but as it’s a personnel issue, we are unable to comment at this time,” he said.

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