A fireplace at a pig-breeding facility in Germany is believed to have killed greater than 55,000 animals, the operator says.
The hearth broke out on Tuesday on the facility in Alt Tellin, within the nation’s northeastern nook.
It unfold shortly, partly by air flow shafts, and destroyed the stalls the place the animals had been saved.
The reason for the blaze stays unclear.
A spokesman for operator LFD Holding, Ralf Beke-Bramkamp, advised German information company DPA that greater than 55,000 animals died.
About 7000 sows and 50,000 piglets had been listed as being on the facility on the time and solely about 1300 animals had been rescued.
The Alt Tellin facility was one of many greatest of its form in Germany.
Teams of demonstrators, carrying placards with slogans similar to “Cease animal torture,” gathered on the scene on Wednesday.