FBI Raids Pig Brothel in Missouri – Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
An FBI raid of a pig brothel in Missouri resulted in 40 arrests.
Reports of the FBI raiding a pig brothel in Missouri are a hoax.
The rumor started in January of 2015 when the fake news website World News Daily Report published a story that said FBI agents had swarmed a pig brothel in Rolla, Missouri, during a New Years Eve party. According to the story:
“Suspected for sometime by local authorities of running a pig farm functioning as an underground pig brothel, where clients paid for sexual services with the farm animals, the 67-year old farm owner was arrested with two of his sons and some 30 guests who were present to celebrate the New Year’s Eve.
“Caught in full action during the night of New Year’s Eve, the FBI raid engaged more than 16 agents in what local officials believe to be the biggest crack down on an animal brothel in American history.”
The fake story also quoted a psychologist who theorized that allowing humans to “unleash their wildest fantasies in such a context” could help prevent other forms of abuse.
World News Daily Report’s disclaimer says that the website assumes “all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content.” Still, the fictional account of an FBI raid on a pig brothel tricked tens of thousands of readers into sharing the story on social media.