Although no case of (H1N1) swine flu was ever detected there, Egypt decided to kill hundreds of thousands of pigs belonging to Coptic Christian farmers. Video below shows gory images of pigs being beaten with iron bars, piglets being stabbed and animals being kicked alive into bulldozer buckets.
Breitbart The World Health Organization has said the drastic measure is not scientifically justified.
In the video, Mohamed el-Mugharbil, deputy mayor of Kashkus near Cairo, describes how chemicals are also poured on animals caged in lorries, leading to a slow death. Ali Shaaban, head of the site where the corpses are buried, confirms the method. “The pigs are covered with chemical products and left to suffer agonizing pain for 30 or 40 minutes until they are dead, then we throw them in the ditch.”Other pictures obtained by AFP show pigs which have been disembowelled but whose throats have not been slit.
“Only the males are killed in accordance with the rules,” said journalist Heba Nasreddin, while “the piglets and sows are hit with an iron bar and left to bleed to death.” The slaughter caused controversy from its start on May 3, when riot police clashed with stone-throwing pig farmers trying to prevent their animals from being taken away.
Arab ‘intellectuals,’ both Christian and Muslim, have accused President Hosni Mubarak’s government of having conspired with the Islamist opposition the Muslim Brotherhood, which opposes rearing pigs “on Islamic land.”
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