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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism's statement on The Swimming Pigs of Big Major Cay, Exuma

19:00 EST 2 Mar 2017 | Globe Newswire

NASSAU, Bahamas, March 3, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism regrets the deaths of several of the swimming pigs, as recently reported.

The world-famous swimming pigs of Exuma attract millions of visitors to The Bahamas annually. The Bahamas remains a wonderful destination for visitors and scores of pigs still await visitors on Big Major Cay (Pig Beach), Exuma.
 
Bahamian Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, V. Alfred Gray, has said that the pigs found dead on the cay were found to have died from ingesting sand. Minister Gray said a report from the chief veterinary officer in his ministry concluded that some of the pigs had "a good amount of sand" in their stomachs.
 
The Minister concluded that in conjunction with the appropriate agencies, protocols will be put in place to govern the industry and protect the animals.
 
For more information about the swimming pigs visit bahamas.com/swimmingpigs.
 
The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world's best golfing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar is on par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It's Better in The Bahamas. For travel packages, activities and accommodations information, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook Twitter and YouTube

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