Deadly African swine fever arrives in China, the world’s largest producer of pigs

International Livestock Research Institute
A piglet, one of countless who died of Porcine Epidemic 
Diarrhea in Manitoba over the past 18 months. (A Manitoba Pork photo.) 
Diseases deadly to hogs, some of which can also spread to humans, are legion.
Long feared, it's now finally happened. African Swine Fever (ASF), an infectious and highly-lethal viral disease of pigs has, for the first time, reared its head in China. Story here.


John Fefchak said…

And soon it will arrive in the USA, then Canada.
Manitoba is not immune. Neither are the taxpayers. Big Pig and investors will want bail out $$, so they
can continue polluting and using up water sources.
PinP said…
DEAR Fellow Manitobans,

You and I are frequently contributing our tax dollars to this (factory hog) industry. Why in Hell do our elected representatives seem so married to such a dangerous, wasteful and just plain stupid industry? (As if we don't of course....silly me.) That does not mean we should accept it. We should be yelling and screaming at our politicians and the hollow corporate people who are making it happen.

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