Dead Pigs Contaminate Foshan City River
    2010-03-04 19:50:50      Web Editor: Xu

Workers sterilize a river in Sanshui district of Foshan city, south China's Guangdong Province, on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, after 72 dead pigs dumped into the water were recently discovered to have contaminated it. [Photo:]

The carcasses of 72 pigs that died of respiratory infections were found to have contaminated a river in Sanshui district of Foshan city in south China's Guangdong Province.

The local newspaper "Yangcheng Evening News" received reports from Sanshui villagers who complained that a number of dead pigs floating in the local river were producing a terrible odor.

A pig breeder who lives near the river said she and some other local breeders threw their dead pigs directly into the river after they discovered the animals died of a disease in the past month.

But two pig breeders who live next door to her refuted her story.

The district authorities dispatched more than 40 workers to collect the dead pigs. By early Wednesday, the workers netted a total of 72 carcasses from the river and appropriately disposed of them. They also sterilized the river thoroughly.

So far, there has been no evidence indicating any link between the pig deaths and hoof-and-mouth disease, according to an official with the district's animal quarantine station.

1  2  

            claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. All rights reserved. Reproduction of text for non-commercial purposes only is permitted provided that both the source and author are acknowledged and a notifying email is sent to us. holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

Editor's Pick more »

Chinese Press more »

Talk to CRI

M Zone
Tiger Wong Back with Her New Album 'Simple Or Not'
Taiwanese singing star Tiger Wong was back in Beijing on November 27 and 28 for two good reasons.
Duggy Day's Ski Trip to Wanlongbayi
On Sunday November 21st CRI's Duggy Day headed out to Wanlongbayi which is located west of Beijing.
• China
China News
Chinese Press
• World
Middle East
• Video
Culture Heritage
Beyond Stardom
Dynamic China

Life 360
Panoramic Sports
• Radio
Ways to Listen
• Business
Editor's Choice
Biz Photo
Special Coverage
• Travel
Editor's Pick
What's in
On the Road
• Showbiz
Chinese Films
Music & Stage
Art & Literature
Photo Gallery
Special Coverage
• Language Learning
Ask Pingping and Jules
Chinese Studio
Elementary Chinese
Pop Charts
English News
English Snippets