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925 Pigs Found Dead Inside Pennsylvania Barn

Owner had left the farm months ago, say authorities

(Newser) - Authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating what could be an unprecedented case of animal cruelty. They found 925 dead pigs inside an abandoned barn and are conducting autopsies to determine whether to file criminal charges, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer . The animals had been dead for months, and the owner reportedly left... More »

Farmers Battle Egyptian Cops Over Swine Cull

UN calls pig slaughter unnecessary; critics see religious targeting

(Newser) - Egyptian farmers are flinging stones and dodging rubber police bullets over a government order to slaughter the nation's pigs, the BBC reports. Originally touted as a way to protect the population against swine flu, the cull has reignited religious tensions between the country's majority Muslims and Coptic Christians, who farm... More »

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