‘Pigs fly’ Lambert airport performs first-ever live animal export

‘Pigs fly’ Lambert airport performs first-ever live animal export
November 13, 2020 Lindsey Mills
Image showing three pigs in a barn area sleeping

This story originally ran on Fox2 News on November 12, 2020. 


To hear the saying “that’ll happen when pigs fly” usually mean it’ll never happen. However, pigs flew for the first time out of St. Louis Lambert International Airport Thursday morning.

The airport had their first-ever live animal export, shipping more than 200 breeding pigs from Henderson, Tenn. to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Breeding animals is a twenty billion dollar a year global industry with demands increasing during pandemic restrictions.

St. Louis is said to be a perfect location and one of the best airport facilities for the transportation of live animals.

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