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China’s New Pig Disease

A highly infectious disease known as blue-ear pig disease (also known as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome) is spreading throughout China and is already present in 25 of this country's 33 provinces. The result has been a rapid and high increase in pork prices and the death of an unknown number of pigs due to the seemingly inaccurate official figures that appear to minimize the problem.

Moreover, China has refused to send tissue samples to testing labs outside the country, which health experts outside China deem irresponsible. The fear of a pandemic has driven farmers to sell their diseased or infected pigs to illegal slaughterhouses, which could pose food safety problems.

To read the full article please visit Virus spreading alarm and pig disease in China

The way farmed animals are commonly raised in today's society leads to overcrowding, inadequate ventilation and stress that are key factors related to disease outbreaks. The way we treat God's animals is bringing misery to all Creation. The transition to a plant-based diet helps reduce the number of farmed animals raised for food and therefore the risk of spread of contagious diseases.

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