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Fears that over 60 stolen piglets stolen from farm could die

Police in the UK are appealing for information following the theft of 67 piglets from a farm in Damerham, Fordingbridge.

The six-week-old piglets were stolen between May 20th and May 28th, and have the reference HB0789 tattooed on them.

Appeal for information

In a statement, a spokesperson for Hampshire Police, said: “The piglets were being kept in their family groups, which is important for pigs as they are social animals.”

“Moving them to a different location could expose them to dangerous bugs and cause unnecessary stress which may lead to premature death.”

“Have you noticed any new piglets at a smallholding or similar location recently? The farmer who owns the piglets is understandably extremely concerned for their welfare and we want to hear from anyone who can assist with our enquiries.” the statement added.

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Image source: Hampshire Police

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