• Swanville farmer charged with animal cruelty after 'mass execution' of pigs

    One year ago - By Topix

    The owner of a Nickerson Road farm has been charged with 13 counts of criminal animal cruelty based on necropsy reports from pigs that had been shot and buried the day before a planned animal welfare inspection. Jerry Ireland of Ireland Hill Farms was served by Belfast Police at a court hearing during which the state sought to take possession of the lone living pig found at the farm, which Ireland ultimately relinquished.
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