President’s College suffered another setback when 17 of the pigs were slaughtered, presumably by a pack of dogs.
Farmhands made the shocking discovery on Wednesday when they reported for duty at the school farms.
The slaughter of the pigs will put a dent in the school’s coffers, according to the administration, since the animals were being reared to provide pork to meet the demand for this year’s Christmas season.
According to a source at the college, when farmhands turned up for work they discovered that some of the pigs were partly eaten. Two badly wounded ones were alive.
Initially, it was suspected that a large cat had done the damage but the culprits were soon revealed when a pack of dogs returned to the pens later in the day to finish off their prey.
“Most of the bites were consistent with those inflicted by dogs,” the source said.
This newspaper understands that several dogs frequent the President’s College compound and would usually converged behind the school canteen where a reliable food supply is assured.
However with the closing of school for the August holidays, the supply has diminished significantly.
“Sometimes one of the pigs would get away from the pen the dogs would attack it viciously,” the source explained.
The college is now reviewing its security arrangement since the guard on duty did not report any strange noises which is almost certain when pigs are being attacked.
Authorities are also in the process of securing the pens to prevent any recurrence of the attack.
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