Once again thousands of trapped animals have died from a factory farm fire.
250,000 hens at Ohio Fresh Eggs in Harpster died when firefighters "cut power to the chicken barns and ventilation systems to keep the flames from spreading," say news reports.
Did they burn, suffocate from smoke inhalation or asphyxiate from barn fumes? Ohio Fresh Eggs says only they were "euthanized." Their bodies will be sent to pet and animal feed processor G.A. Wintzer & Son Co. in Wapakoneta, says Bill Schwaderer of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.