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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Cradle of Communist Party at centre of dead pig fiasco

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Jining, Shandong province, said it was common practice for mainland farmers to dump dead pigs in nearby rivers. "Many people do so because this way the carcasses float away," he said. ... root cellars or biogas pools. He himself has fed dead pigs to the dogs that guard his farm. A black market for dead pigs exists in Shandong too, he said. Who buys them? "You'd better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204193/cradle-communist-party-centre-dead-pig-fiasco
  2. Farmers panic as deadly pig virus spreads to 22 provinces

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of the Ministry of Agriculture's veterinary department, said the disease had infected 45,858 pigs in 289 locations in 194 counties, killing 18,597. Another 5,778 pigs were culled, he said. Mr Jia said the outbreak caused panic among pig farmers but denied it was the direct reason for a rise in pork prices. He said the mainland had identified blue-ear disease, or porcine reproductive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596508/farmers-panic-deadly-pig-virus-spreads-22-provinces
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 08:04pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month. Even though the dead ducks were first discovered almost a week ago, most county residents said the local government had not told them ... for some farmers living along its banks. The water was also used for agricultural production. In the wake of Shanghai's dead pig crisis, the dumping of dead ducks in Pengshan received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1199587/dead-ducks-china-river-swine-flow-eases
  4. Third wild pig in city in 3 days

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A four-hour chase by police and conservation officers ended in the death of a wild pig after it plunged 10 metres down a slope in Quarry Bay before dawn yesterday. The 50kg ... block J of the Kornhill housing estate. After being struck, the injured pig ran down a hillside and hid in bushes outside block N of the estate. Police and conservation officers with shields ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712357/third-wild-pig-city-3-days
  5. Pig viruses not expected to infect humans

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... in our district, only Silao has found dead pigs,' said Chen Yuwen, a spokesman for Yunfu's Yuncheng district. 'We did not see any spread. Eperts from the central government said ... Ivan Zhai Experts say a combination of viruses that has killed about 300 pigs in Guangdong in the past 10 days will not threaten humans. A preliminary report by Ministry of Agriculture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592240/pig-viruses-not-expected-infect-humans
  6. Virus plan targets pigs

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Agricultural officers aim to have all pigs vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis by next summer as part of a crackdown on hygiene at piggeries in the face of a record number of cases of the deadly disease. The time frame was announced yesterday by Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Thomas Chan Chun-yuen. 'Our target is to have all pigs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479356/virus-plan-targets-pigs
  7. Summer target for vaccination of pigs

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The programme is to guard against encephalitis cases Agriculture officers aim to have all pigs vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis by next summer as part of a crackdown on hygiene at piggeries in the face of a record number of cases of the deadly disease. The time frame was announced yesterday by Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Thomas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479361/summer-target-vaccination-pigs
  8. Call for inquiry into 'brutal' killing of pigs

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... damage to the brain tissues of the pig, rendering the pig unconscious and dead immediately, thus sparing it unnecessary suffering,' he said. The UNFAO had not only endorsed the appropriate ... Barclay Crawford Animal rights activists and lawmakers have called for an investigation into why an estimated 2,000 pigs were slaughtered by shotgun while others looked on screaming. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590407/call-inquiry-brutal-killing-pigs
  9. Mosquito police hunt deadly species

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to determine the source of Japanese encephalitis that put a 40-year-old man from South Horizons in intensive care. The government also announced it would go ahead with a pilot pig vaccination programme ... an endemic pig population that harbours Japanese encephalitis,' he said. 'We are actively pursuing a vaccination programme for our local pigs.' The Centre for Health Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478858/mosquito-police-hunt-deadly-species
  10. Carcasses put heavy burden on farmers

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... not be compared to the current situation. 'Right now we don't have a Streptococcus suis outbreak in Hong Kong and pig farms are private commercial premises. Dead pigs are part of their daily ... reason. During the past week, the department has inspected nearly 100 pig farms in Hong Kong. Farmers were also given leaflets spelling out precautionary measures against the deadly pig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510904/carcasses-put-heavy-burden-farmers

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