Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mass graves for Egypt's pigs مقابر جماعية لخنازير مصر

Initial reports suggested that the pig cull in Egypt was intended as a precaution against the spread of the ‘swine flu’ infection from pigs to humans.

It has now been revealed that the government had decided to remove these pigs from densely populated areas as long as a year ago, but seem to have been spurred into the current cruel course of action as news about swine flu started to spread.

Ignoring the experts

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has explicitly stated that culling is an inappropriate reaction to the outbreak of swine flu, as there is no known link between the flu and pigs.

A statement on the OIE website advises member countries ‘that the culling of pigs will not help to guard against public or animal health risks.’