Twelve pigs found on Maryland farm
Twelve pigs have been found at the Maryland farm last weekend, where about
100 pigs went missing in an apparent violation of a
State officials paid a visit to the Caroll County farm
after receiving reports that pigs were seen on the farm. All they found were 10
adult pigs, one piglet and a dead pig.
The Maryland farm hit the news last week because its owners, a father and
son, were taken to court to explain what happened to over 100 pigs that had been
quarantined in April after they were suspected to suffer from parasitical
The prosecutors were afraid that the pigs may have been slaughtered,
allowing potentially unsafe meat to get to market.
A judge said last week he wanted to hear more before deciding - and
postponed the case for 60 days.
The adult pigs now found on the farm have been
slaughtered and will be tested for trichinosis
The baby pig was
given to Carroll County Animal Control.
The farm owners said the
pigs weren't theirs and told that they were probably wild pigs that had gotten
onto the property.
What happened to the quarantined 100 pigs
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