Bloggers’ Reaction to Secret Steroid-free Olympics Pigs

4B9663Dc020013H9 The news of secret breeding centers for Olympics pigs is all over the Chinese cyberspace. A typical reaction is from blogger bbcjy commenting on his Happy as a Fish blog, translated by CDT:

The fact there are “Olympics pigs” tells us how serious our food safety issue is. The athletes cannot eat regular pork, otherwise they cannot pass doping tests. But how many people in this country can eat this special pork? The problem of athletes eating pork is resolved. What about the problem of pork eating for citizens in this country? What about OUR food safety problem?

At the same time, a phrase triggered by recent events is quietly spreading in the Chinese blogosphere

“I would rather be a pig for the Olympics than a human in a coal mine ! ” (宁做奥运猪,莫为井下人)

[Image source: Laoyao’s blog,]


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