China: Residents Fear Cover-Up Over Dead Pigs

Anger is mounting in Shanghai where 14,000 dead pigs have been floating down rivers but residents have been told there is nothing to worry about.

The number of carcasses in a river system that supplies drinking water to the city’s 23 million people has been increasing for nearly two weeks.

But officials have not explained where the pigs came from, how they died or why they suddenly showed up in the river.

They have said the drinking water is safe, while authorities have censored microblog posts suggesting that the public organise peaceful protests.…(more)


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