Dead pigs

Workers move dead pigs at a bio-safety disposal in the Zhonglian village of the Jinshan district in Shanghai. Photo: EPA

Floating dead pigs resurface in China rivers

In the months since authorities fished out more than 10,000 dead pigs from Huangpu River and its tributaries in March, farmers still appear to be disposing of the carcasses the same way. Internet searches for "dead pig" and "river" have resulted in media reports of similar incidents every month since the first stories made international headlines, sparked public outcry and prompted water safety concerns.