Bahamian Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources V. Alfred Gray has said that the pigs recently 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.

The world-famous swimming pigs of Exuma attracts 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's Cay on Exuma.