Drawing the News: Life of Pig

As thousands more pig carcasses are fished out of the Huangpu River, a major source of water to Shanghai’s 23 million residents, government officials have failed to quell the public’s fears. The Shanghai Agricultural Commission says that porcine circovirus has been detected in some specimens, but that the disease is not communicable to humans. Meanwhile, the Zhejiang Agricultural Department states that many of the pigs, which were dumped into the Huangpu from a village in the province, froze to death. Zhejiang claims there is no porcine disease there.

Most ordinary people have a hard time believing the pigs are disease-free. Riffing on the 2012 Ang Lee film Life of Pi, netizens have created their own posters for a new horror film, Life of Pig. China Media Project featured two Pi-themed cartoons earlier today; CDT Chinese editors have collected more.

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Via CDT Chinese.