Tuesday, September 2, 2014   

Shanghai river pig carcasses tally nears 6,000
(03-13 11:09)

The number of pig carcasses floating in a river flowing into Shanghai has reached nearly 6,000.
The Shanghai municipal government said in an online announcement that 5,916 swine carcasses had been retrieved from Huangpu River by 3 p.m yesterday, but added that municipal water remains safe, AP reports.
The surge in the dumping of dead pigs -- believed to be from pig farms in the upstream Jiaxing area in neighboring Zhejiang province -- has followed police campaigns to curb the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs.
Shanghai authorities said the city has taken proper measures to safely dispose of the pig carcasses and that the city's water plants are stepping up efforts to disinfect public water and testing for six common swine viruses.
The Shanghai government reported no major swine epidemic, widespread pig deaths or dumping of pigs within the city boundaries of Shanghai.
Shanghai authorities have been pulling out the swollen and rotting pigs, some with their internal organs visible, since Friday -- and revolting images of the carcasses in news reports and online blogs have raised public ire against local officials.
Beijing-based writer Li Mingsheng expressed shock when he learned of the latest number of dead pigs in Shanghai.
“This is not only an environmental issue but also a public moral problem,'' Li wrote. “What's been polluted is not only Shanghai's river water but also the spirit of our country people.’’
   
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