2013 Huangpu River dead pigs incident

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In early March 2013 over 16,000 dead pigs were found in the Shanghai Songjiang section of the Huangpu River, which supplies the city of Shanghai, China with some of its drinking water.[1][2] The pigs were dumped by farmers in neighbouring Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, a major pig farming area that is upstream of Shanghai.[3][4][5][6]

A 19 March report on Xinhua News Agency claimed that intensive farming was the cause.[7]

The BBC reported with no proof that some pig corpses were infected by porcine circovirus.[8]


  1. ^ Nicola Davison. "Rivers of blood: the dead pigs rotting in China's water supply". the Guardian. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Associated, The (2013-03-16). "Number of pigs plucked from Shanghai river reaches 12,000 - News - MSN CA". News.ca.msn.com. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/thousands-of-dead-pigs-found-in-chinese-river.html
  4. ^ "BBC News - China pulls nearly 6,000 dead pigs from Shanghai river". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  5. ^ Katie Hunt and Zhang Dayu (11 March 2013). "Hundreds of dead pigs fished from Shanghai river". CNN. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  6. ^ IndiaTimes. "Thousands of Dead Pigs Found in Shanghai River | Asia". www.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  7. ^ Xinhuanet 密集饲养的困境- 黄浦江死猪事件追踪  19 March 2019
  8. ^ "BBC News".