In December of 2012 there were many stories in the Fortean columns and in the margins of most European newspapers that pigs were being used in China for a number of questionable experiments. The top stories out of China were reporting that the pigs were being used for trans-human transplantation and that breakthroughs were being made where pigs could be used for their blood and vital organ transplantation into humans.
Inter-species transplantation, according to Chinese scientists, has huge potential for improving fatal and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, because of the shortage of human organs for clinical implants. Scientists in the United States had already established that pigs were better donors for human transplants than any other animal.
But the human body’s immune response or a rejection of pig organs or cells meant that scientists had to find ways to reduce the rejection of the pig organs while keeping the recipient patient’s ability to defend his body against other infections.
This generated outrageous rumors about a mass genetic experimentation on pigs and the so called scare of a “pig monster“ that made the headlines in China.
In an abstract provided by the Giga Science Journal, the pig is an economically important food source, amounting to approximately 40% of all meat consumed worldwide. Pigs also serve as an important model organism because of their similarity to humans at the anatomical, physiological and genetic level, making them very useful for studying a variety of human diseases.
In China now there has been a massive pig cull that has not been reported in the mainstream media, but has been the focus of many websites that are speculating that there seems to be a “cover up” of epic portions and that the massive pig deaths are somehow related to genetic chimera experiments to create a biological weapon that can kill millions of people.
The pig carcasses thousands of them have been floating down rivers that feed into Shanghai for nearly two weeks. The city’s residents have been told not to worry, and not much else.
Where the pigs came from, how they died and why they suddenly showed up in the river system that supplies drinking water to a city of 23 million has not been explained. Officials have told residents their drinking water is safe, while authorities have censored blog posts suggesting that the public organize peaceful protests against genetic experiments.
Need we be reminded of China’s response when they were confronted with the SARS pandemic, contaminated baby formula and dog food?
Except for pig tallies by Shanghai authorities and one late-night news conference by a local official in nearby Zhejiang province where the pigs are suspected to originate, no top official and no head of any government agency dealing with the environment, health or agriculture has made any public comment.
There have been some whistleblowers that are saying that much of what is being dumped is diseased and genetically modified pigs whose meat was being sold on the black market after experimentation.
Villagers have told local media that pig dumping spiked in the wake of a police crackdown on the illicit trade in pork products harvested from dead, diseased pigs. With no black-market traders to collect their dead pigs, farmers are simply dumping them in rivers, they say. Other observers have suggested that farmers are feeding pigs small amounts of arsenic to make their skins look shinier, thus increasing their mortality rate. Government officials have not addressed either theory.
The Associated Press sought comment from the governments of Shanghai, Jiaxing and Zhejiang and from the Agriculture Ministry, but the calls were either referred to another agency or not answered.
According to the Shanghai Daily News, there are some reports that some of the pigs found were harvested for hearts, livers, spleens, lungs, lymph nodes and tonsils and found biological abnormalities and evidence of six viral pathogens in the samples, including the deadly porcine circovirus. This virus only affects pigs however there has been a gag order on what else was found in some of the pigs.
This has sparks rumors that perhaps China has been working on a secret biological weapon that attack humans on a genetic level and that a test on pigs has gone horribly wrong.
What is even more disconcerting is the timing of this discovery. For years it has been reported that China has developed sophisticated biological weapons and has shipped them to Middle Eastern countries like Syria and Iran.
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