Man Arrested After Hundreds of Pigs Die From Neglect in Cedar Falls
Pigs were removed from a farm in rural Cedar Falls after hundreds die from neglect.
According to The Courier, 38-year-old Nolan Otto Dewall was arrested after 800 pigs died on his farm at 417 S. Butler Road in December.
The report states that Dewall was "hired to raise 2,500 pigs until they reached around 280 pounds." The pigs were dropped off late in December and by December 30, 800 were found dead. A consultant found some didn't have ready access to food and water, and some of the feeders and water dishes were "bone dry." Court records indicate that the animals would have had to be" deprived of food and water for more than 48 hours" to die from the conditions.