BERLIN: A hearth at a pig-breeding facility in northeastern Germany is believed to have killed over 55,000 animals, the operator mentioned on Thursday.
The hearth broke out on Tuesday at the ability in Alt Tellin, within the nation’s northeastern nook. It unfold rapidly, partly by air flow shafts, and destroyed the stalls the place the animals had been stored. The trigger of the fireplace stays unclear.
A spokesman for operator LFD holding, Ralf Beke-Bramkamp, instructed German information company DPA that over 55,000 animals died. Some 7,000 sows and 50,000 piglets had been listed as being at the ability at the time, and solely about 1,300 animals had been rescued.
The Alt Tellin facility was one of the largest of its type in Germany.
Groups of demonstrators, carrying placards with slogans akin to “stop animal torture,” gathered at the scene on Wednesday.