Farmers rat­tled af­ter pigs, chick­ens stolen from farms

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

Some­one is steal­ing the freerange pigs and chick­ens of cen­tral Nova Scotia — even leav­ing the re­mains of one pig be­hind af­ter butcher­ing it.

A lit­ter of piglets, six her­itage Berk­shire pigs and 40 chick­ens were stolen from Moo Nay Farms in Cooks Brook, about an hour north­east of Hal­i­fax.

Farmer Melvin Burns said he also found the re­mains of a slaugh­tered pig on a plas­tic sheet at the edge of the sprawl­ing free-range fam­ily farm.

“They stole a pig from the field, butchered it and car­ried the meat away,” he said in an in­ter­view.

“They dumped the rest of it.”

Down the road at Snowy River Farms, about 33 meat hens were no­ticed miss­ing last week.

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