A high school party last week may be to blame for the recent burglary and animal cruelty at North Dakota’s largest swine farm.
According to the West Fargo Pioneer, the Towner County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary at Dakota Country Swine, a pig farm outside Cando, that took place the night of May 16.
Officials are also looking into claims that the stolen livestock may have been abused at a high school party nearby the same evening. A video of the incident was reportedly posted to social media, but has since been removed.
The owners told Valley News Live, that the pigs found running outside had to be euthanized due to bio-security issues. There are three swine barns at the site and each one can hold up to around 6,000 pigs.
There are suspects in the case, but none have been charged yet at this time.