Sunday, 17 March 2013

Porcine Circovirus. Are dead pigs a good sign?

Australia is on the case of porcine circovirus and asking all the right questions.

Corrupt British veterinarians will soon be in the dock and answering questions about when porcine circovirus arrived in Britain's pigs and what they did to cover it up.

The hidden connections to the disastrous Classical Swine Fever and, Foot and Mouth epidemics that followed in 2000 and 2001 will have to be explained.

And Britain's social media and its vile stalking and ludicrous lobbying groups will come under scrutiny.

Read the full "The Age" news report here

Are dead pigs a good sign?

March 17, 2013
David Barboza

Hard as it may be to believe, the recent discovery of thousands of pig carcasses floating in a river that supplies drinking water to Shanghai may represent an encouraging step forward in Chinese public health.

So, as the authorities have cracked down on people selling diseased or dead pigs, agriculture experts say, it is possible that someone may have decided it was better to dump dead pigs into the river.

If that was the case - and there is no proof right now that it was - a mystery remained: where did the 8300 pigs, at last count, die and who threw the carcasses into the Huangpu River?...

...The remark provoked ridicule on social networking sites, where some suggested that the comment was as ludicrous as believing that the pigs had engaged in mass suicide. A more likely cause, porcine circovirus, a disease common among pigs but believed not to be harmful to humans, turned up in samples of the carcasses taken by the Shanghai authorities...