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Tag: pigs

  • Friday, August 24th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    African swine fever in China: fourth outbreak in a 2.000kms radius in three weeks

    Authorities have already culled more than 20,000 animals in an attempt to halt the spread of the highly contagious disease, which was first reported three weeks ago

    China which is home to the world’s largest pig herd, reported its fourth outbreak of the deadly African swine fever on Thursday, with more than 400 pigs infected as the disease entered a fourth province, fanning worries about its rapid spread. The infection killed 340 hogs on three farms in the coastal city of Wenzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement.

  • Tuesday, March 14th 2017 - 21:34 UTC

    Death of swimming pigs of Big Major Cay shocks Bahamas

    Running wild on the uninhabited island, swimming out to meet boatloads of tourists the friendly porkers enjoyed a porcine paradise on their island in the sun.

    For many years the swimming pigs of Big Major Cay, also known as Pig Beach, in the Bahamas Exuma island chain, have been a major tourist attraction. Running wild on the uninhabited island, swimming out to meet boatloads of tourists and happily gobbling down the food and snacks they brought, the friendly porkers enjoyed a porcine paradise on their island in the sun.

  • Thursday, November 1st 2012 - 06:54 UTC

    Fears the African Swine Fever outbreak in parts of Russia is out of control

    In the first nine months of the year, half a million pigs have been culled and destroyed

    According to official data from Moscow veterinary services, for the first nine months of 2012, in total 500,000 pigs were slaughtered in order to stop the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Russia.