Staff inside Sheung Shui slaughterhouse ahead of the cull. Photo: Felix Wong

African swine fever: hopes that Hong Kong pork supplies will resume by Thursday after biggest cull in half-century

  • Slaughter of about 6,000 pigs in Sheung Shui, sparked by African swine fever case, gets under way
  • The smaller Tsuen Wan slaughterhouse may restart supplies later this week
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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Staff inside Sheung Shui slaughterhouse ahead of the cull. Photo: Felix Wong
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More than a million pigs have already been killed in attempts to stop the spread of African swine fever in China. Photo: Reuters

Deadly in pigs but harmless to humans, why is African swine fever such a threat to China’s economy?

  • With the first case of the disease confirmed in Hong Kong, we look at how the latest outbreak has spread since it first resurfaced last August
Topic |   China food safety

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More than a million pigs have already been killed in attempts to stop the spread of African swine fever in China. Photo: Reuters
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