One year later, Westport farm animals memorialized in mirrors

One of many strands of mirrors hung from a tree outside Westport Town Hall Monday, July 17, 2017. July 19 marks one year since the discovery of thousands of animals in squalid conditions at a Westport tenant farm.

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — Thousands of mirrors now hang from a tree outside Westport Town Hall, to mark one year since the discovery of malnourished and diseased animals living in squalid conditions at a tenant farm.

There is one mirror for each of the 1,400 animals found at the farm on American Legion Highway. Members of the anti-animal abuse group “Stop the Insanity Westport” hung the mirrors Monday morning as part of “a ceremony of reflection and remembrance.”

A memorial ceremony is scheduled to take place July 24 at 5 p.m. in front of Westport Town Hall.

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Officials said many of the animals found at the farm were already dead. Many more were in such poor health they had to be euthanized.

Massachusetts Attorney General has called the Westport farm animal abuse case the largest of its kind in New England history. It has led to the indictments of the farm’s owner and more than two dozen tenants.