Farmers rattled after pigs, chickens stolen from farms
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.