WARFORDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of more than 900 pigs inside a barn at an abandoned southcentral Pennsylvania farm.
State Police Lt. Gregory Bacher says authorities are examining the deaths of 925 pigs found Nov. 8 in a warehouse-style barn in Warfordsburg.
Bacher tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that necropsies are being conducted on some of the carcasses after they were found in various states of decay. He says he's never seen an apparent act of cruelty like this in his career.
Authorities say the farm's owner left the property in August. The animals appear to have been dead for several months.
Warfordsburg is about 75 miles southwest of Harrisburg, near the Maryland border.