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Tide Of Dead Pigs In Shanghai River Traced To Jiaxing Farm

BY Jessica Menton

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Category: World / March 15, 2013 7:06 PM EDT

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After a tide of dead pigs were found in Huangpu River in China, ear tags collected from pig corpses have been traced to a farm in Jiaxing City. a river in the Shanghai Thursday, where the pig body count now exceeds 6,600, according to the municipal government. More than 6,000 dead pigs were found in a river which is a major drinking source for the 23 million people in Shanghai. Jiang Hao, deputy director of Bureau of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary in Jiaxing, said a total of 70,000 pigs died due to crude raising techniques and extreme weather at the beginning of the year. All the collected corpses were disposed of safely, and no mass swine epidemic had broken out in the region so far. (Video Source: REUTERS)
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