Heavy floods in Anhui trapped 6,000 pigs inside a factory farm earlier this week. The farmer thought he would have to say a tearful goodbye to his beloved porkers, but there is still hope! A rescue team arrived this morning in a last ditch effort to make sure that they all didn’t turn into hogwash.
Yesterday, a set of photos showing a farm worker saying goodbye to the 6,000 presumably-doomed pigs went viral on the Chinese internet.
Luckily, this caught the attention of Anhui’s Xishang investment company, which sent a rescue team early this morning, reports Sina. The team is using tractors and trucks to get the pigs out of there, reports ifeng.com.
Seems like the rescue is going well, but they haven’t quite saved all the bacon yet.
As of yesterday, the water was over 1 meter high and rising. The pigs have been soggy for the past 20 hours, Tencent reported yesterday.
We are glad that the pigs may have a fate similar to these 100 goats rescued by police from a flood yesterday, instead of ending up floating down the river as hogwash like so many of their brethren before.
[UPDATE: 07/06; 1:00 AM]: The pig farm has “corrected” the total number of pigs to 3,000.
By Amy Yang
[Images via Tencent / ifeng.com]