The waterways of the world are under attack from all types of pollution and trash imaginable. Sometimes it feels like we are definitely in the midst of bible prophecy when dead fish, sharks, and whales have been found washing up on shores.
But now we have dead pigs in a river…thousands of them?! According to CNN, the Shanghai River was littered with nearly 3,000 pigs that came from the upper waters of the Huangpu River. This river runs right into the center of Shanghai which threatens the city’s drinking water.
But, as of Monday, the Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission made a statement assuring residents that the water quality on the Songjiang section of the river, where most of the pigs were found, was not affected and that there is definitely “no significant effect on tap water supply.”
Yeah right! If you guys can get bottled water, it appears that it’s time to make that investment. Business investor Xue Manzi blew the whistle on the situation and gave the best warning to residents saying on a Twitter-like platform called Sina Weibo:
“Huangpu river is the source of drinking water for more than 20 million Shanghai residents. And this horrific incident was only made public when residents started posting pictures on Weibo.”
Authorities have not determined how this happened, but they do know that a significant amount of pigs died from disease earlier this month in a village south of Shanghai. Check out more on the report here.