Pig with humanlike face latest shocking mutation discovered in Argentina
A FREAK piglet born with a deformed human-like face died hours after being born.
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The bizarre-looking babe is the latest shocking mutation to be discovered in a rural region Argentina.
The deformed animal was spotted next to its mother after she gave birth to eight piglets in the area of Santo Domingo in Santiago del Estero Province.
But it died a few hours after birth when it had trouble breathing on March 7.
Its deformities are believed to be caused by pesticides and GM crops.
Pictures of the tragic piglet show it bears more similarities to humans than pigs.
Breeders Walter Oscar Velez and wife Roxana Noemi Villarreal, who also produce charcoal at their farm, said that they were “devastated” at the loss.
It is the latest in a number of horrific mutations in the country which is at the centre of a row over the use of pesticides and genetically modified foods.
Other recent cases include a goat born with two heads in the same province, a calf with two heads and six legs in the north-eastern province of Entre Rios, a goat with a human baby's face in the centre of the country and a real-life spider pig born with eight legs in El Galpon in north-eastern Argentina.
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