Chinese Company Resorts to Mass Live-Pig Burials to Control ASF
China's government reportedly cracking down on illegal disposal of pigs
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.