Lonely Planet Writer

Thousands of piglets spill onto highway in Ohio

Piglets snapped while sleeping but hundreds escaped in Ohio crash.
Piglets snapped while sleeping but hundreds escaped in Ohio crash. Image by jennicatpink / CC BY 2.0

Hundreds of piglets have been killed and many escaped into the woods after a truck carrying 2200 baby pigs overturned on US Route 35 near Dayton, Ohio, spilling its live contents on to the highway. Local authorities and volunteers managed to collect around 1500 of the piglets who are now being sheltered at a nearby fairground. A local fire chief told the Dayton Daily News, ‘If somebody finds a pig and wants to turn it in, call the local law enforcement and we’ll try to take care of it.’ Read more: washingtonpost.com