16,000 pigs recovered in rivers that feed Shanghai
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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