Darrel Hayes, who owns multiple pigs, left them on his lawn to starve. His neighbor, Irene Toney, reported 16 starving to death. The pigs destroyed Irene’s lawn, because they were desperate for food. She reported to the authorities that she allowed him to keep his pigs on her lawn as long as he took care them. Darrel has now been charged with 22 counts of animal cruelty.
Summary written by Christian Voltaire (age 12)
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Swimming pig deaths:
Half of a swimming pig colony in the Bahama’s died on the 25th, and 26th of February 2017. This is believed to be due to sailors and tourists feeding the pigs junk food, as well as alcoholic beverages. Governments vets have found there to only be 7 or 8 pigs left. A farmer who lives there is frustrated about the lack of constraints about the pigs, and tourists doing whatever they want to. The government has banned tourists from feeding the pigs, and the farmer is attempting to work with the Bahama’s tourist center to ban tourists from getting to close to the swimming pigs.
summary written by Christian Voltaire (age 12)
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Here is the link to the story explaining how a extremely deadly disease was transmitted from pigs to humans because of of pork consumption.