Dead pigs in China river exceed 13,000
- Published: 18 Mar 2013 at 11.49
- Online news:
The number of dead pigs found in a river running through Shanghai has reached more than 13,000, Chinese state media said, as mystery deepened over the hogs' precise origin.
This photo taken on March 14, 2013 shows a dead pig in China's eastern Zhejiang province. Thousands of dead pigs in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China's poorly regulated farm production, with the country's favourite meat joining a long list of food scares.
Shanghai had pulled 9,460 pigs out of the Huangpu river, which supplies 22 percent of the city's drinking water, since the infestation began earlier this month, the Shanghai Daily reported.
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