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 Jan 7 - South Korea Buries One Million Pigs Alive
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South Korea: One Million Pigs Buried Alive In Foot And Mouth Outbreak, Mass Criticism | World News | Sky News
South Korea has been heavily criticised for burying up to one million pigs alive as it grapples with a foot and mouth disease outbreak.

Pig burial

The government has so far refused to vaccinate pigs against the disease

Since the first case of the disease was confirmed in November the country has embarked on a mass cull.

Foot and mouth disease affects all cloven hoofed animals such as pigs, cattle and goats, and any country that has cases of it is unable to export the animals' meat.

The South Korean government has so far refused to vaccinate pigs against the disease and is now slaughtering them in record numbers despite appeals to stop.

On January 4 in one area of Gangwon-Do, 33,900 pigs alone were destroyed, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) told Sky News Online that South Korea's actions contravene international guidelines.

Michele Danan from the organisation said: "Live vaccinations are the best route but if they do have to k!ll them we would prefer that they were at least slaughtered humanely."

Pig burial

The pigs may not even be infected

The estimated cost of the cull so far is believed to have reached around £230m when a mass vaccination programme would have cost an estimated £63m.

Some animal rights campaigners have criticised the government for putting economic considerations ahead of animal welfare.

The Republic has begun inoculating cattle in some areas and the OIE reported on Thursday that sows and boars are starting to be vaccinated but only in a few locations.

It is believed the live burial of pigs began at Christmas and the figure is likely to climb far above the one million mark.

Joyce D’Silva, Director of Public Affairs for CIWF said: "Compassion in World Farming is appalled that the Republic of Korea is allegedly throwing pigs into pits and burying them alive.

"This is totally contrary to international guidelines on humane culling, which the Korean government endorsed five years ago.

"We urge the Korean government to end this horrendous practice at once and to ensure that, if animals are culled, this is done humanely."
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That is so f**ked up, man. Pigs are actually pretty intelligent animals.
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n*ggas trying to play a high role in life
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Wow wtf.. dats f**ked up
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Muslims are loving this no?
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That's f**ked up
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thats a lot of bacon sandwichs
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Time to take these f**kers off the map
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I was expecting something different
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Damn, them NOrth Koreans must be PISSED.


they literally eat s**t, and their neighbours are k!lling millions of pigs.


sucks to live in the DPRK
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low cost and most efficient way to get rid of the problem.. You got to do what you have to do to protect the human species.. Might not look pretty but it is what it is..
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thos pictures are crazy. Only in Asia
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thtas f**ked up...pigs go hard...pork is goat
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thats some f**ked up s**t, its always the Asians slaughtering cats,dogs,dolphins, and now pigs??? what the f**k is that???? sick f**ks
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ronnie said:
thats a lot of bacon sandwichs
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low cost and most efficient way to get rid of the problem.. You got to do what you have to do to protect the human species.. Might not look pretty but it is what it is..


The estimated cost of the cull so far is believed to have reached around £230m when a mass vaccination programme would have cost an estimated £63m.
Yo I swear f**king half of boxden is illiterate
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2011 is not the year of animals
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s**t been crazy the past weeks, Birds start falling dead from the sky, 2 million fish just wash up on maryland's coast.... Damn time to just prepare and try to live these days to the fullest
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they went ham on em
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I bet if it was 2 million people half of bx would crack jokes, but since its animals they get deep into it. Where is that one f**got with the avy ?
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