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June 03, 2019 | abc.net.au
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Chinese Company Resorts to Mass Live-Pig Burials to Control ASF

China's government reportedly cracking down on illegal disposal of pigs

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Hebei Xinda Livestock Company's general manager, Li Sixu, said African Swine Fever is having a huge impact on China.

"It has completely destroyed China's pork industry," Ms Li said. "We also sell livestock feed — sales are down by 80 per cent."

Ms Li has recently overseen the live burial of 6,000 pigs and disposal of a further 15,000 already struck down by the virus.

"In February, we realised pigs were dying at an alarming speed. First 200 a day, then 300, then 500," she said. "We suspected it was African swine fever and after confirmation, we started burying pigs alive." For the full story, click here

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