There’s no food or water anymore! Over a million animals killed amid China’s flooding emergency – Fears of African swine fever outbreak
As of 26 July, heavy rain and floods in Henan Province, China had affected 12.9 million people in 150 counties (cities, districts) and 1,558 towns.
Chinese farmer Cheng wades through knee-deep water, pulling dead pigs behind him one-by-one by a rope tied around their ankles as he lines up the bloated carcasses for disposal. More than 100 of Cheng’s pigs drowned in floods that paralyzed China’s central Henan province last week, and the outlook for those left alive is bleak.
More than 1 million animals dead
Cheng said he’s facing losses of about 30,000 yuan ($4,627.13), and worries he won’t receive any government compensation.
Livelihoods aside, the flooding also has many worried about fresh disease outbreaks.