Chickens, pigs top list of farm animals killed in barn fires

  • Mar 10, 2020

A report by the Humane Society International/Canada says better fire protection is needed in barns to stop the cruel deaths of tens of thousands of farm animals each year. Here's a list of which animals died most often in barn fires between 2015 and 2019.

Chickens: 551,261

Pigs: At least 109,081

Ducks: 54,011

Turkeys: 12,979

Cows: At least 10,010

Sheep: 1,871

Goatsand pygmy goats: At least 1,449

Horsesand ponies: 199

Boars: 140

Exotic animals, fish,cats, dogs, rabbits, quails,guinea fowls, oxen,golden pheasants, alpacas, donkeys, roosters, llamas: 426

Unidentified: 133

Source: Humane Society International/Canada

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 10, 2020

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version referred to the Humane Society of Canada.