More than 900 Pigs Found Dead on Pennsylvania Farm

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police are investigating the deaths of more than 900 pigs inside a barn at an abandoned southcentral Pennsylvania farm.

State Police Lt. Gregory Bacher says authorities are examining the deaths of 925 pigs found Nov. 8 in a warehouse-style barn in Warfordsburg.

Bacher tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that necropsies are being conducted on some of the carcasses after they were found in various states of decay. He says he's never seen an apparent act of cruelty like this in his career.

Authorities say the farm's owner left the property in August. The animals appear to have been dead for several months.
Warfordsburg is about 75 miles southwest of Harrisburg, near the Maryland border.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 at 11:26 AM
    75 miles from harriaburg, near the MA border, this sounds story sounds like it is in DC.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 at 09:53 PM
    This is truely sad. From what has been going on in the news lately , NO animals are safe from Humans. Seems as if, ya are reading stories on cruelty to horses, dogs, cats, pigs, and it just has to stop!
  • by Mari Location: Indy on Nov 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM
    This story is tragic--why do that to 900 pigs? They could have been turned into bacon (which I don't hardly eat meat anymore--because I think is cruel to kill animals anyway) I hope they charge the owner-I hope KARMA gets them also
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