Animals Farmed: China’s pig critic jailed, rescue sanctuaries and factory farming ban

Animals Farmed: China’s pig critic jailed, rescue sanctuaries and factory farming ban

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More than a million animals reportedly died in flash floods in the Henan province of China. A Reuters report from the village of Wangfan, where most of the 3,000 residents raise pigs or chickens or grow grain, found that at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs – half the village’s herd – had been lost in the floods, the worst in centuries.

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