Reading Time: < 1 minute The driver escaped the incident uninjured (Photo: Facebook)
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A number of
pigs have died after a haul lorry overturned on the A1079 roundabout between
Market Weighton, South Cave, and Beverly this morning.


The vehicle
– carrying animals used in animal agriculture – ended up on its side, causing
what has been described as ‘traffic chaos’.

In addition
to the obstacle presented by the vehicle itself, escaped pigs reportedly ran
loose in the area, prompting closure of surrounding roads.


While a
police statement specified that ‘some of the pigs sadly died in the collision’ –
it made no mention of whether the animals were en route to slaughter.

The lorry
driver escaped the incident unscathed.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.