African swine fever could kill 1 in 4 pigs worldwide

African swine fever could kill 1 in 4 pigs worldwide

The World Organization for Animal Health said Thursday that around 25 per cent of the world’s pigs are expected to die from African swine fever. ’I don’t think the species will be lost, but it’s the biggest threat to the commercial raising of pigs we’ve ever seen’, OIE President Dr Mark Schipp said. The disease has spread to 50 countries, killing hundreds of million of pigs.

Timothy
Timothy
Forester_
Forester_ 5 months

This is actually really bad. Pork is a major source of meat for huge populations in Asia. If China doesn't get enough food, they'll act out like a hungry man trying to feed his family I.E. irrationally. Not to mention we here in the US had a bad harvest, food prices are going up.

Dave
Dave 5 months

Africa has officially gone too far. When it starts threatening my bacon butty, that's when it gets serious.

porcus
porcus 5 months

China has already lost their pigs, mostly. This spread could be prevented by raising the pigs in isolated herds and being more hygienic with disposal, butchering, etc.

Timmeh, Little Loud
Timmeh, Little Loud 5 months

So that's 25% of ugly women dying. Or have I misunderstood...

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 5 months

I better stock up on bacon.

Rational ific
Rational ific 5 months

In other news, humans could kill 3 in 4 pigs worldwide.

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 5 months

Has Hillary been vaccinated yet?

Pj Sina
Pj Sina 5 months

i swear Africa needs to be cut off from the rest of the world

Greg Day
Greg Day 5 months

Revoke the pigs passports. Apparently they travel too much.

flinx101
flinx101 5 months

Muslims rejoice. Eat long pig instead.

Louis S
Louis S 5 months

inb4 conspiracy to stop people eating pork worldwide

Leo City Wrestling
Leo City Wrestling 5 months

Best get our vaccinations in, if the last swine flu was any indication

Cyndee Anne
Cyndee Anne 5 months

Why would they call it African Flu when it’s all in Asian countries.

Nathaniel Nelson
Nathaniel Nelson 5 months

This is why people should go vegan. Smh

I think
I think 5 months

just another good reason for quarantine and border control

william willie
william willie 5 months

It takes 3 piggies to make a piggy pie

Jason
Jason 5 months

I blame those Muslim pig fukers.

Babs McGee
Babs McGee 5 months

Cool. With any luck, it will infect that swine sitting in the Oval Office.

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