April 11, 2021

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Over 55,000 animals believed dead in fire at German pig farm

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The operator of a pig-breeding facility in northeastern Germany says a fire is believed to have killed more than 55,000 animals

A spokesman for operator LFD Holding, Ralf Beke-Bramkamp, told German news agency dpa that over 55,000 animals died. Some 7,000 sows and 50,000 piglets were listed as being at the facility at the time, and only about 1,300 animals were rescued.

The Alt Tellin facility was one of the biggest of its kind in Germany. Groups of demonstrators, carrying placards with slogans such as “Stop animal torture,” gathered at the scene on Wednesday.

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