Extreme weather and crude farming practices contributed to the deaths of about 70,000 pigs in Jiaxing, China, leading one farmer to dump thousands of hog carcasses into the Huangpu River, according to this report. Authorities have pulled 6,600 dead pigs from the river, and a water sample tested positive for the common porcine circovirus, which is not believed to pose a risk to humans. Meanwhile, the government is working to address public health concerns such as food safety.

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