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3,500 Young Pigs Die in Canadian Barn Fire

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A yet-to-be-explained fire occurred at a barn near Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada this week, taking the lives of 3,500 young pigs.

12 firefighters reported to Big Sky Farms, but were unable to get inside the building because of the overwhelming amount of dangerous smoke. Smoke was pouring from the eaves of the building when firefighters arrived, and it wasn’t long before the entire building was engulfed in flames. The responders weren’t able to save the 3,500 piglets (ranging in age from 3-10 months).

Casey Smit, vice-president of production with OlySky (owners of Big Sky Farm), claimed that there was nothing that could be done to save the piglets.

“The issue is pigs don’t move … not like you just sort of herd them out,” he said. “It’s quite an ordeal and the policy is if there is smoke in a room you’re not to enter a room because that’s a risk.”

Smit speculated that it was most likely smoke inhalation that killed the piglets.

Yet another animal tragedy on factory farms. You just don’t hear about this sort of thing on animal sanctuaries…

Photo via Mercy for Animals Blog

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  • newtrino

    Poor, lil babies. They were spared a life of imprisoned pain and misery.

  • Paola Paniagua

    That doesn’t sound right, all animals are scared of fire. I’ve seen people on factory farms beat animals, herding them that way. That’s bullshit that they couldn’t save them, like gas masks don’t exist. They didn’t want to try for “just animals”.

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