This is another fine mess China got herself into. On March 16, 2013, Huffington Post reported in “Dead Pig Count In China’s Waters Near Shanghai Spikes”:
“The number of dead pigs retrieved from waters in and near China’s financial hub of Shanghai has reached 12,566.”
“Authorities in Shanghai plucked 611 dead pig carcasses Saturday from Huangpu river, which provides drinking water to the city’s 23 million residents. In total, 8,965 dead pigs have been found in the river since March 8.”
“Jiaxing — where small hog farms are prevalent — had recovered 3,601 dead pigs from its streams, according to state media.”
“….. there has been no major swine epidemic, but (authorities) said some (water) samples tested positive for the common porcine circovirus and the epidemic diarrhea virus.”
To find out what the Chinese people are thinking, the link to this article was sent to a friend in China. The reply added a new flavor to the situation.