Disturbing Discovery - 130 Dead Pigs - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/31/02

Disturbing Discovery - 130 Dead Pigs

A disturbing discovery at a Lubbock farm this weekend. Approximately 130 dead pigs were found after authorities responded to a call for loose animals on the property.

The hogs were owned by a New Mexico resident and were being looked after by a local farmer. The state animal health inspector attributed the deaths to starvation, but the farmer in charge of the pigs vehemently disagrees, saying that the pigs came down with and infectious respiratory illness that quickly spread, despite his attempts to treat the hogs. The total loss is estimated at between $5,000 and $7,000.

The animals are expected to be buried within the next 24 hours.

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