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Nearly 6,000 dead pigs found in China river

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Nearly 6,000 dead pigs have now been fished out of a Chinese river, which provides drinking water to Shanghai. Workers on the Huangpu River have found over 5,900 pigs since Friday (March 8). Ear tags suggest they come from upstream in Jiaxing City. Officials there caution that the tags indicate birthplace, and not necessarily where the pigs was farmed. rather than where the pigs were farmed. This sign in a pig-rearing city district, says the area for dead livestock is full. Jiang Hao is from the area's animal bureau. SOUNDBITE: (Mandarin) DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY BUREAU OF JIAXING CITY, JIANG HAO, SAYING: "When some farmers raise pigs and see pigs dying, they will think it's a kind of bad luck. And then they have a bad reaction, which is to throw them away carelessly, and the pigs can end up somewhere they shouldn't have." Chinese state media says

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