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Mischief kills nearly 475 Iowa pigs


This news story was published on December 22, 2012.
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The Sioux county, Iowa sheriff’s department says mischief killed about 475 pigs in a hog confinement.

On Wednesday, December 19, at 1:00 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of criminal mischief that occurred at a hog confinement on Elmwood Avenue, five miles south of Rock Valley, IA.

This crime occurred between Tuesday, December 18, at 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 19, at 1:00 p.m. The perpetrator(s) entered the building and caused the death of approximately 475 pigs by tampering with the climate control system. The pigs weighed approximately 280 lbs.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. You may also use our Text‐A‐Tip program to report any information if you wish to remain anonymous.

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5 Responses to Mischief kills nearly 475 Iowa pigs

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    December 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    That was a lot of money to the owner. If it was one of those animal rights people it should be made known and they should go to jail for a long, long time.

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      Just My Opinion Reply Report comment

      December 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

      LVS, why would “animal rights” people want pigs to suffer & die? That’s not what they’re about.

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      December 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      @My Opinion-anaimal rights people just want to disrupt and shut down all pig operations. They probably didn’t mean to kill the pigs, just cause trouble for the owners. That is if they were the ones that did it and that has not been proven.

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    December 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

    I hope they catch whoever did this and sentence him to prison.

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      John Reply Report comment

      December 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Katie, why are you assuming it was a male? Women do crimes as well.

      I too would like to see whoever did this pay for his crime. I think indentured service needs to be brought back to the state. They can’t pay restitution sitting in prison. Lock the perp up with the hogs and make him feed them, clean the poop until the farmer has been made whole.