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Explosion at Michigan Farm Kills 300 Pigs

Earlier last week, hundreds of pigs died when an explosion at a farm in Michigan sparked a major fire.

According to industry journal MeatPoultry.com, “At least 300 pigs died in the blaze. Fire crews from more than four stations battled the blaze, reportedly saving two of three livestock barns.

Pigs are considered one of the smartest animals on the planet. They can solve problems, use mirrors to find hidden objects, and even play video games. Unfortunately, on today’s factory farms, pigs are treated as mere meat-producing machines. Undercover investigations by Mercy For Animals at factory farms around the country have revealed a culture of cruelty and neglect.


Several times a year barn fires claim the lives of defenseless farmed animals. This past October, thousands of mother and baby pigs perished in a factory farm in Minnesota. And just a couple weeks before that, 4,000 pigs burned to death in North Carolina.

The only way to prevent horrors like this is to stop supporting the industry that perpetuates them. Choose to adopt a humane vegan diet and do your part to help farmed animals. Visit ChooseVeg.com and get started.