Virginia Beach police investigating illegal hog farm

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police are investigating after more than 100 hogs were discovered at an illegal farm in the city.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1VsE4Jp ) that authorities described the farm’s condition as deplorable but declined to be more specific. The pigs, discovered Tuesday behind a soybean field in the southern part of the city, were relocated to another farm.

Officer Tonya Pierce, a police spokeswoman, said she couldn’t disclose who owns the livestock because it’s part of the investigation. She said the hogs were found on city property, but they don’t belong to the city.

Diane Weiser, who lives nearby, said her son smelled the pigs a few days ago. She said her family had no idea the hogs were living behind their property.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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