About 700 of 2058 piglets in truck killed in rollover crash on I-465 in Indianapolis, IN
Modified Date:Tue, 06/09/2015 - 1:11pm
Accident Date:Thursday, November 20, 2014
Concerns raised after 700 piglets die in crash
“This really does highlight how pigs are treated in the industrialized pork industry which is like commodities instead of living beings that can suffer and feel pain,” said Huang.
Truck carrying 2,200 piglets overturns, killing about half
Some may have escaped into wooded areas. Deputy Chief Greg Beegle of the township's fire department says authorities rounded up those they could find before ending the search. He says 1,100 were taken to Greene County Fairgrounds to await transportation. The truck was traveling to Indiana from South Carolina.
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An unknown number of piglets will need to be euthanized. Officials said they suffered severe injuries and likely would not recover. The surviving piglets, estimated to number about 1,500, were taken to the Greene County Fairgrounds.
A truck carrying over 2000 piglets was allegedly going too fast on an I-465 ramp and rolled over. The driver was not injured, but about 700 of the pigs died either at the scene or were taken to a medical center and then succumbed to their injuries or were euthanized. The event has sparked debate between animal rights activists and the company that was hauling the piglets on whether or not this method of transportation is humane.
County:Marion County, IN
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