Barn Fire Kills Over 130K Baby Chicks, Reporter Offers Farmer Condolences for Loss... of "Crop"

According to the West Fargo Pioneer, a barn fire in Minnesota killed over 130,000 chicks this past weekend.

A passerby reported the fire at the industrial chicken farm late Sunday afternoon. Owner Amos Baer said around 134,000 chicks were in the barn. He believes most of them died in the blaze. No humans were injured.

In a video interview with Baer, a reporter from West Fargo Pioneer tells the farmer he’s sorry about the lost “crop.”

Crop? These were tens of thousands of innocent, sentient animals who were burned alive!

Farmed animals, including chickens, feel fear and pain just like the dogs and cats we love at home. But sadly, tragedies like this are incredibly common. Thousands of animals perish every year in barn fires. In fact, just this Tuesday thousands of pigs died in a fire in northern Kansas. An estimated 2,000 mother pigs and 7,000 piglets were killed.

Whether killed in a barn fire or a slaughterhouse, all farmed animals face unspeakable cruelties: extreme confinement, brutal mutilations, and violent deaths.

See for yourself.


It’s clear that the meat industry only cares about money. Thankfully, you have more power than you think.

We can put an end to this cruel industry by boycotting its products and switching to a compassionate vegan diet. Click here to get started!