The I-64/I-65 interchange is one of the busiest junctions in Louisville, but this morning, it was shut down because a semi-truck hauling pigs overturned and caught fire:
— WDRB News (@WDRBNews) August 9, 2017
The Courier-Journal’s Matt Stone was on the scene and captured these pictures of the pigs, which roamed around the interstate until police could figure out what to do:
Pigs down on 64 near downtown Louisville pic.twitter.com/BerD2KaBwN
— Matt Stone (@mattstonephotog) August 9, 2017
The pigs were being transported to the Swift plant in Butchertown when the truck tipped over, spilling the animals onto the instate. Sadly, some were killed and those that were injured will be put down. The rest will continue on to the Swift plant.
I realize the pigs were headed to the slaughterhouse anyways, but can’t we give the crash survivors a break and set them free in a field or a big mud puddle? No? I guess Americans love bacon too much, myself included.