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 Jan 7 - South Korea Buries One Million Pigs Alive
24 topic by The N - 01-07-2011, 02:55 PM





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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262 comments for "Jan 7 - South Korea Buries One Million Pigs Alive"


 01-07-2011, 02:59 PMaway - #2
ReppinDaBurghh 53 heat pts53

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That is so ####ed up, man. Pigs are actually pretty intelligent animals.
 01-07-2011, 03:08 PMaway - #3
PhrozenMenace 

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ni##as trying to play a high role in life
 01-07-2011, 03:11 PMaway - #4
2TopFlite 18 heat pts18

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Wow wtf.. dats ####ed up
 01-07-2011, 03:18 PMaway - #5
brownie_d 9 heat pts

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Muslims are loving this no?
 01-07-2011, 03:18 PMaway - #6
Kontrast0 37 heat pts37

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That's ####ed up
 01-07-2011, 03:28 PMaway - #7
ronnie|A 10 heat pts10

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thats a lot of bacon sandwichs
 01-07-2011, 03:29 PMaway - #8
PR0TENTIAL 54 heat pts54

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Time to take these ####ers off the map
 01-07-2011, 03:31 PMonline - #9
MochaWhitey 10 heat pts10

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I was expecting something different
 01-07-2011, 03:33 PMaway - #10
KingoBling 1 heat pts

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Damn, them NOrth Koreans must be PISSED.


they literally eat ####, and their neighbours are k!lling millions of pigs.


sucks to live in the DPRK
 01-07-2011, 03:44 PMaway - #11
Hold That 91 heat pts91

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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..
 01-07-2011, 03:48 PMaway - #12
Spiffy 34 heat pts34

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thos pictures are crazy. Only in Asia
 01-07-2011, 03:51 PMaway - #13
DrX 56 heat pts56

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thtas ####ed up...pigs go hard...pork is goat
 01-07-2011, 03:56 PMaway - #14
donmeca2020 

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thats some ####ed up ####, its always the Asians slaughtering cats,dogs,dolphins, and now pigs??? what the #### is that???? sick ####s
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kjyo20 6 heat pts

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Originally Posted by ronnie
thats a lot of bacon sandwichs
 01-07-2011, 04:01 PMaway - #16
daffy_1 17 heat pts17

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Originally Posted by Hold That
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 ####ing half of boxden is illiterate
 01-07-2011, 04:07 PMaway - #17
fly_society_05 5 heat pts

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2011 is not the year of animals
 01-07-2011, 04:09 PMaway - #18
606robin 5 heat pts

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#### 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
 01-07-2011, 04:16 PMaway - #19
gov'ner 5 heat pts

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they went ham on em
 01-07-2011, 04:17 PMaway - #20
Spiffy 34 heat pts34

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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 #### with the avy ?
 


 



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