A pig farmer in Alabama received $50,000 in compensation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after a jury found him liable for killing a baby pig that was born with a congenital condition.
In a statement to the press, Jefferies Hogans attorney, Richard Carrigan, said he believes the settlement was reached “to deter future acts of violence against innocent people.”
The settlement was announced Thursday by the Department of Justice and the U!
P.S., an animal advocacy group that has been advocating for animal rights and animal cruelty.
The DOJ and U!p.
S both agreed to a $100,000 fine for Carrigan’s actions.
The pig farmer who fatally shot the baby pig, named Jody Jones, said the settlement will help his family “move on from the past.”
“It is a great honor to be able to help settle this issue,” Carrigan said in a statement.
“This is a common sense resolution for everyone involved, not just those responsible for this egregious act.”
The pig farm in Birmingham, Alabama, was named as the defendant in the lawsuit filed by Jones and his family in March 2016.
The judge in the case found Carrigan had failed to take adequate precautions against the pig’s birth defect, which caused him to have to have his pig neutered before he gave birth to the pig.
Carrigan is a member of the American Pig Association and the American Poultry League.
“We have learned a great deal from this case, which has shown the importance of protecting and educating consumers about the dangers of domestic pig breeding,” the PETA statement said.
The Pig Farm is also owned by the Hogans.
The lawsuit alleges that Jones killed the pig after he and his wife were unable to find a buyer for the pig they had bought for the couple.
According to a statement from the pig farm, the lawsuit is the latest in a long string of animal cruelty cases involving the pig farmer.
In 2016, the hog farmer was accused of killing a pig that died of a heart attack after he had the pig in a cage for several days.
Carrigans lawyers have said he was never aware of the condition that was causing the pig to suffer.
Carrane has said he had no intention of harming the pig, which was born in 2015 and died in April.
“I have no intention to harm any pig.
I’m not a dog person.
I’ve never bitten a pig.
And, my pig was a good one, and I’ve had good relationships with all the pigs I have had,” Carrane told ABC News in January.
The Department of Labor says it’s investigating the pig case, and a spokesperson for the Department’s Wage and Hour Division told ABCNews.com the agency will look into the case.
“While the settlement agreement between the parties is not a formal settlement, we look forward to working with the parties to reach a resolution,” the spokesperson said.
In response to the lawsuit, the Pig Farm said it has taken action to address issues such as training and certification requirements.
The company said it is working with law enforcement, including local and state police, and has taken steps to prevent future incidents.
“The pig farm has implemented safety and training programs, as well as mandatory sterilization for all pigs at the farm.
The pigs that are still in the system are being sterilized in accordance with federal guidelines, and we will continue to work with local authorities to implement these guidelines and work with the federal government to ensure that any future incidents at the Pig House are prevented,” the Pig farm said in the statement.