The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP
The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP

Chinese criminal gangs spreading African swine fever to force farmers to sell pigs cheaply so they can profit

  • Report by state media says some offenders are leaving infected feed in sties and are even using drones to spread contamination
  • Pork prices have spiked as a result of the disease and gangs can profit by getting around controls to smuggle meat across provincial boundaries

The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP
The swine fever epidemic has cut the country’s herds by more than 40 per cent. Photo: AFP
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