Saturday 19 October 2019

Officials find 900 dead pigs on farm, cite possible ventilation failure

Dutch food safety inspectors have found 900 dead pigs stacked up outside barn in Winterswijk in eastern Gelderland following a tip-off.

The NVWA has started a criminal investigation into the find but no-one has been arrested, local broadcaster Omroep Gelderland said.

‘We are looking into how this could have happened and are working closely with the police,’ a spokesman said.

There are reportedly no indications that the animals had been neglected and the bodies of the pigs had only been outside for a short time. One option being looked into is a possible failure in the barn ventilation system, the broadcaster said.

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