16,000 pigs recovered in rivers that feed Shanghai

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, left, speaks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting at the Zhongnanhai diplomatic compound in Beijing Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Lew has stressed China’s and America’s shared interest in ensuring global economic growth in the meeting. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

BEIJING—The number of dead pigs recovered from rivers that supply water to Shanghai has risen to more than 16,000 in the past two weeks.

The government in China’s financial hub said Thursday that 10,570 carcasses have been pulled from its Huangpu river. That is in addition to 5,528 pigs plucked from upstream tributaries in the Jiaxing area of Zhejiang province.

Authorities give daily updates assuring the public that tests show Shanghai’s water is safe, but no one has fully explained why dumping of pig carcasses has spiked so significantly.

Villagers have told state media that hog dumping is rising because police are cracking down on the illicit procurement of dead pigs for meat harvesting and processing.

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  • john_constantine

    Umm can you check your captions?

    • WeAry_Bat

      nah its ok. it still seems to be two talking pigs.

  • david

    si jacob lew ang baboy? hahahaha ganda ng pix at caption.

  • $42337655

    those pigs that they remove from the rivers will then be processed by greedy, unscrupulous Chinese businessmen to sell the meat in various forms to unsuspecting countries that import meats from China; they just can’t lose

    watch out for labels that say imported by; processed by; distributed by because this just attempts to hide the true origin of the product (in most cases they come from sneaky China)

    all for the extreme love of money.

    • johnvforeighner

      Yeash its the sneaky dirty Filipino’s who buy it, and then sell it onto their country men hahahaha

  • mavtan

    Well maybe China will be wiped -out by deadly bacteria on their water. Then we wont have have problem regarding the west Philippine Sea dispute. God hands at work.

  • marivon

    Gagawin nilang maling yan tapos ibenta sa divisoria at rock bottom prices.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    china only drinks the water. Filipinos and South East Asia eats the dead meat…. Ma Ling.

    Even their dead in tiananmen square supplied them meat for 5 years for Ma Ling.

    • $42337655

      remember the melamine they put into their OWN milk supplies…..to make more money, they even killed their own babies; what manner of people are these ?

      be afraid of what they will do to other nationalities, if they can do this to their own kind.

      this is true and it is a part of history. 3 to 5 years ago. You think they do not or will not do this again, for money ? Think again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Talagang ang mga insekto baboy kumilos, kahit dito sa pilipinas sila ang no1 na mga negosyanteng maruming magnegosyo, mga tax evader pati na sa kalikasan wala silang malasakit.

  • stealth ice

    beware of can goods made in china.
    remember those killed in the tiananmen square?

  • disqus_hGQ9Q6aF8Z

    never buy any process foods coming from china or any of its close allies like cambodia..this may contain the dead meat. Beware of chinese products. very dangerous to human health, nonetheless if you are chinese then you are already used to it..

    • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

      what do you mean may contain dead meat?

      it contains dead meat.

      try King Sue ham.

    • $42337655

      the Chinese in particular, the Cantonese, moreso, love money so much they will do anything,…..anything…… (no qualms, no conscience) to make tons of money

      be careful of how they operate. This is based on experience.

      I’m sure there are exceptions, but this is mostly the norm in how they think.

  • kismaytami

    Good thing, some restaurants in china are banning foreigners like Filipinos to dine with them.

  • wgd82

    Inquirer pips, your photo caption is wrong!!!”U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, left, speaks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting at the Zhongnanhai diplomatic compound in Beijing Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Lew has stressed China’s and America’s shared interest in ensuring global economic growth in the meeting. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)”

    It sounds funny though reading it and looking at the picture… lol

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