[A section of the Yangtze River near Yichang, Hubei Province] has recently seen many dead pigs flushed downstream, and according to local residents, most of them were dumped by hog raisers.
Pfff, we were being grossed out by dead pigs in March guys, come on.
More originally, the Yangtze river area has been hit by droughts, with hundreds of lakes and tributaries drying up due to hot weather:
Figures released yesterday by the Hubei Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters showed that 900 reservoirs and 132 rivers have been affected by the drought, causing one-third of the province’s farmland to dry up.
[Image credit: People’s Daily]