Fire at swine operation kills more than 6,150 pigs

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by ladycat, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. ladycat

    ladycat Chicken Mafioso Staff Member

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    A fire at a swine operation 20 kilometres north of London, Ont., has killed around 6,150 pigs and caused millions of dollars in damage.

    The large-scale pig operation, owned by 3-M Swine Inc., was already engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived at the scene early yesterday. The barn was destroyed in the fire.

    There were no injuries to people.

    http://www.meatpoultry.com/newsfind...400380964&topicId=14427&start=5&topics=single
     
  2. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thats was A lot of pigs, The article on the link was A short one ,I wonder how many pig there were at that "farm"?? And how many barns they have???
     

  3. tbishop

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    And right away I'm thinking- "I wonder which animal "rights" organization was to blame. They love burning large animal operations.

    Tim B.
     
  4. Firefly

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    I don't think that kind of comment is necessary.

    Poor pigs.
     
  5. susieM

    susieM Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if there wasn't some sort of 'sick' problem with the pigs, that got covered up by the fire?
     
  6. Unregistered

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    One of the largest pig farms produces over 3 million hogs per year, enough to feed more than 12 million people annually.
    That is a lot of hogs.
     
  7. tbishop

    tbishop Well-Known Member

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    I"m not sure what you found a problem with what I said. ALF has on many occasions gone on record as responsible for fires that destroy animal operations. If you like, I can post quotes from guys like John P. Goodwin who liked to get media time after events like these before he joined the HSUS.

    Tim B.
     
  8. savinggrace

    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    Well, it's a shame no matter what the cause was.
     
  9. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Ladycat me thinks you are preaching to the choir on this forum.
     
  10. famer_manda

    famer_manda I Love CHICKENS!

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    Ummm.. wouldn't it be hypocritical for animal rights people to burn down farms full of pigs? Burning them alive is more humane than having them butchered?
     
  11. HolcombHollow

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    Don't go bringing logic into the debate. :rolleyes: Fanatical people, no matter what they believe, rarley employ logic.