Shanghai’s water quality was deemed by officials to be ‘normal’ despite the more than 13,000 pigs that had been pulled out of it by Tuesday. You’ll be happy to learn that ‘normal’ now means over 14,600 pigs.
Shanghai city workers retrieved 369 bodies from the Huangpu River on Monday, bringing the municipality’s total to 10,164 since the first were found earlier this month, the city government said in a statement.
Jiaxing in neighbouring Zhejiang province, whose farmers are accused by Shanghai of dumping the pigs into the river upstream, had found another 4,664 dead pigs, media reports said on Tuesday.
But the Xiao Xiang Morning Herald, based in the central province of Hunan, quoted residents of Xinfeng in Jiaxing as estimating more than 10,000 pigs had been recovered from the water there.
When wondering just how grossed out you should be by this scandal, take the day’s official figure and add say 10,000 to it. That is how grossed out you should be.