China pig carcasses tally up to 7 545

2013-03-15 13:03

Beijing - The number of dead pigs found in a Shanghai river that provides drinking water to the Chinese financial hub has risen to 7 545, after local authorities retrieved 944 more pigs on Thursday.

The Shanghai municipal government has repeatedly assured the city's 23 million residents that tap water remains safe. Shanghai locals, however, remain worried about water contamination from the swollen and rotting carcasses in the river.

The dead pigs are believed to be from hog farms in the upstream Jiaxing area in neighboring Zhejiang province.

A surge in pig dumping has followed police campaigns against the sale of pork products made from diseased pigs.

Chinese state media say one Jiaxing hog farmer has admitted to pig dumping and is under investigation.

  • melanie.eggersglusz - 2013-03-15 13:21

    Of course the Chinese would dispose of the animals this way

      Bafana.Ndlovu - 2013-03-15 13:28

      I wouldn't be surprised if they were killed for their ivory

      Bafana.Ndlovu - 2013-03-15 13:34

      The poaching of animals for ivory must stop

  • Eterni80 - 2013-03-15 14:01

    oh barf, just goes to show you can tell when a government official is lying because his lips are moving..

  • Timothy - 2013-03-15 14:46

    The pig farmers should be dumped in the river!

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2013-03-15 15:02

    Now, what swine would do that?

  • zmasemola1 - 2013-03-15 15:24

    These buggers studied the bible incorrectly.

  • deon.duplessis.144 - 2013-03-15 17:13

    Every time i think the human race has hit its lowest point, i am jolted back to reality with an story like this. i truly hang my head in shame, as a fellow human being.

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