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Pigs on loose – updated

Accident releases live pigs in Burlington, Ont.

October 5, 2016   by Canadian Packaging staff

Pigs were on the loose in Burlington, Ont. early Wednesday, October 5, 2016, after the truck carrying them to a slaughterhouse overturned.

While most of the pigs were trapped in the vehicle, a few pigs did manage to escape, with emergency personnel helping to find and move the animals back to the area around the overturned truck.

Sadly, a news report from October 6, 2016 suggests that over 40 pigs died as a result of the traffic accident.


The investigation is on-going.

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