China's Animal Apocalypse Spreads To Dogs

Tyler Durden's picture

First it was floating dead pigs, then ducks, then black swans, then mass chicken exterminations, then fish, and now more pigs and also a brand new entrant to the Chinese animal apocalypse: dogs.

AP reports that hundreds more pigs have been found dead in China - this time together with dozens of dogs. "A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were discovered in homes and at farms earlier this week in a village that comes under Yanshi city's jurisdiction in central Henan province, authorities said Wednesday. The city's propaganda office said that the deaths were being investigated but that they suspected they had to do with nearby chemical factories. The factories have been ordered to suspend production and help police with a criminal investigation into the incident, according to a report on a Henan provincial news website."

One would assume that something is responsible for these mass animal  deaths, and one of these years, not the propaganda office, but someone actually accountable (so not CNN) will report what it is. Although we are not holding our breath, which if one were to live in Beijing, would not be a bad idea.

No poisonous gases have been found in tests on the air around the village and its drinking water has met quality standards, said the report, which the propaganda office confirmed.


Local authorities said the deaths have nothing to do with any epidemic or the H7N9 bird flu virus that has recently spread to humans.


Last month, more than 16,000 dead pigs were found in rivers that supply water to Shanghai. The dumping has not been explained, though police had been cracking down on the illegal sale of pork products made from dead, diseased pigs.

Perhaps the whole point of this animal apocalypse is to force local people to avoid any of the meats impacted and focus only on vegetables, thus preventing a surge in food prices at a time when virtually the entire world's hot money, not to mention the record credit injections by the PBOC itself, threaten to find their way into the food supply. That, however, would be too morbid to even consider: we will just wait for the Chinese ministry of truth to deny it first before we even consider it...

In other news, and deepening the mystery of the Chinese Bird Flu, we learn that " a number of people who have tested positive for a new strain of bird flu in China appear to have had no contact with poultry, adding to the mystery about a virus that has killed 17 people to date."

Chinese authorities have slaughtered thousands of birds and closed some live poultry markets to try to slow the rate of human infection, but many questions remain unsolved, including whether the H7N9 strain is being transmitted between people.


WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl confirmed that "there are people who have no history of contact with poultry", after a top Chinese scientist was quoted as saying this applied to about 40 percent of those infected.


"This is one of the puzzles still (to) be solved and therefore argues for a wide investigation net," Hartl said in emailed comments.


Hartl an international team of experts going to China soon would include in their investigation the possibility that the virus can be spread between people, although there was "no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission".


"It might be because of dust at the wet markets, it could be another animal source beside poultry, it could also be human-to-human transmission," he said by telephone.

So even more confusion about everything as the deaths mount, as well as increasing social tension and fear.

At the end of the day who wins in a situation like this? The government, of course, something the leaders of every undemocratic nation eagerly applaud.

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Pladizow's picture

"410 pigs and 122 dogs" - Sounds like a bunch of Americans at a Chineses buffet!

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

AnAnonymous is behind it. He's trying to scare all the Chineses away from pork, chicken, ducks, and fish in order to drive business to his JKC* franchise.


*Just Killed Cat, popular Chinese citizenism fastfood franchise chain.

Joe Davola's picture

People getting all worked up over MSG's in their Chinese might have their concerns focused on the wrong thing.

JohnnyBriefcase's picture

The fuck is going on over there?

krispkritter's picture

"You hear they found dead dogs in the river today?" "Really?!" "Yeah, I Shitzu not!"

Croesus's picture

Yeah, the whole river was Pug-ged up.....

francis_sawyer's picture

Pertinent & Serious Question... 'WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?


It's a f***'d up world we live in ZH'ers... SO TURN DAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN MON...

Richard Chesler's picture

"nearby chemical factories"

Authentic Farmed Tilapia, All American Beef Jerky, Real Fruit Juice Concentrate, Whole Milk Processed Cheese, among others...

Kayman's picture

Delmonte Chinese Peaches. Not. What standards do their factories have ?  Oh yeah, a redundant question...

A Nanny Moose's picture

hand polinated...cuz there ain't no mo Beez

The Big Ching-aso's picture

Der Wienerschnitzel should open a bunch of joints along that river.

Hobbleknee's picture

It's a rough situation.

Hobbleknee's picture

...if you pause and think about it.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

They're supposed to wok the dogs not phuckin' kill 'em.

Bearwagon's picture

Upvote for not letting AnAnonymious getting away ever.... and JKC is just funny

The Big Ching-aso's picture

Overheard tourist in Beijing......

"Say waiter! There's hair in my food!"

"Oh so solly. You order Sharpei, no?"

"No! I ordered chow mein special!

"Ohhhhhhhh. You order noodle. So solly."

Debtless's picture

Are there American Buffets in China? Hot dogs, apple pie... 

Mine Is Bigger's picture

If it was bad enough to kill that many pigs and dogs, it is hard to imagine villagers have somehow managed to remain unaffected.  It seems strange there is no mention of village residents.

tarsubil's picture

LOL, we Americans really are a bunch of fatasses.

Joe Sixpack's picture

"floating dead pigs, then ducks, then black swans, then mass chicken exterminations, then fish, and now more pigs and also a brand new entrant to the Chinese animal apocalypse: dogs"


They are all food in China.

TheGermanGuy's picture

working its way up the foodchain...

Dr. Engali's picture

Funny we aren't reading anything about cats.

NoDebt's picture

Cats wouldn't help this story.  Nobody likes cats.

Now, if they started floating dead baby harp seals down the river, or endangered manatees or something like that..... THEN you have a news story.

krispkritter's picture

Manatees aren't endangered in Florida, well, at least not the ones from the UK and Germany...

Harbanger's picture

"Cats wouldn't help this story. Nobody likes cats."

Are you kiddin? most liberal white women raise cats instead of children.  Which is actually a good thing in the bigger picture.

Joe Sixpack's picture

I am going to resist making jokes about eating pussy. Iam going to... re...sist...

nonclaim's picture

I already spent three...

krispkritter's picture

So will the elderly in this country at the rate we're going down the shitter...

pine_marten's picture

Live vines too!!  They entangle you....

HedgeCock's picture

What would really be funny is dead banksters floating down the river.  Would throw everyone's suspicions off.

StychoKiller's picture

The only things NOT on the Chinese menu:  "Wolf's heart and Dog's lungs"

Schmuck Raker's picture

How perfect would it be if it all turned out to be Monsanto's fault.

LawsofPhysics's picture

If a "nearby factory" is leading to the deaths of one type of mammal, then....

Bullish for American pork and poultry producers, bring it!

Bunga Bunga's picture

Warren knew it. Meat trains to the Pacific.

LawsofPhysics's picture

easier to pack meat in a plane than people and American needs help - "meat planes to the Pacific" - Fixed.

akak's picture

Just another example of the eternal disease blobbing-up nature of 'chinese' dead animal citizenism.

Make me yack.

Dr. Engali's picture

AnAnoyingpuss would be proud.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


Just another example of the eternal disease blobbing-up nature of 'chinese' dead animal citizenism.

Leave 'em out in the sun for a few days and you'll see some extreme blobbing up.

That's kicking in row z, Chinese citizenism style.

rubearish10's picture

Dogs are sacred. What a sin. Hang those Fuckers!

SubjectivObject's picture

Dat Sasquatchin' Goner is won hung mofo.

pods's picture

Sounds like maybe a gas leak?  
Fucking terrible though.  That place is going to be the engine that is driving the world?

Think it just spun a bearing.


Kayman's picture

Bearings ?  An engine needs bearings ? Solly....

Silverhog's picture

Sounds like some Bad Shit Smog they got there. God knows what it smells like.