TWO farm workers allegedly killed 72 piglets by jumping on them.
Spanish police have launched an investigation into the pair for animal cruelty after the incident was reportedly caught on tape.
The two farm workers, aged 19 and 22, are also accused of sending footage of the alleged acts to people via WhatsApp, the Guardia Civil police force said.
The accused workers are from Spain and Lithuania, officers added.
Officials said the workers killed the piglets by “jumping and letting themselves fall onto them” as they were transferring them from one place to another.
Police said in a statement: “When the piglets were in the transfer corridor, they closed the entrance and exit, leaving the animals locked up without any means of escape.
“At that moment, while one of them was filming with his mobile phone, the other worker would jump into the corridor… falling with all his weight on the piglets, slaughtering 19 pigs and injuring 53 others which later died of their wounds.”
The head of the farm reported the alleged incident to police, the Guardia Civil said.