Las Vegas pigs once again dining on casino scraps after COVID-19 lockdown

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Las Vegas pigs once again dining on casino scraps after COVID-19 lockdown

Article brief provided by Fox 29
  • Chris Williams, Fox 29
November 22, 2022 5:28 PM
  • Chris Williams, Fox 29
  • Nevada
  • Commercial Casinos

Pigs in Las Vegas are once again feeding off of casino scraps after going without during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 closed many hotels and restaurants on the strip, limiting food that was sent to nearby livestock farms. That left many farmers struggling to feed their pigs.

According to KVVU, about 90% of the pigs’ diet comes from casino food scraps.

Now that restaurants are back up and running, pigs are now feasting again.

“This month, on Friday, we will actually reach the number of pigs that we had pre-pandemic,” farm manager Sarah Stallard told the news outlet.