AnimaList no. 178

AnimaList no 178

March for Animals 2019

March for the Animals 2018

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AFRICAN SWINE FLU SET TO KILL 200 MILLION PIGS IN CHINA 05/20/2019

Financial institution Rabobank estimates that 200 million pigs will perish this year in China due to the African Swine Flu (ASF) epidemic, which amounts to approximately one third of the country's pig population. The virus first appeared in China in August and became an epidemic by December, spreading to other regions such as Cambodia and Vietnam. Last month, while the Chinese government stated that ASF was under control, animals across the region continue to die (or are culled as a precaution), raising concerns that China's pork industry may collapse. This year, prices for pig flesh is expected to increase to record highs in the region as demand outstrips supply, and the bubbling trade war with the United States means Chinese imports of the animal product would be costly. As a solution, several companies have begun to offer alternative (vegan) pork products, sans disease and animal cruelty. (vegnews.com)

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