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Quack, Quack! I, Duck, will speak the truth to you concerning the outbreak of Bird Flu, known as H7 N9 in
eastern China this month of April 2013. The simple truth is that river fish fed on rotting
pigs, the fish died and my brother and sister ducks fed on the dead fish.
Finally, the greedy demon humans brutally murdered the ducks and feasted on our flesh.
Ha! This then is the punishment for the evil enemy of our once great race.
Let me now describe what has happened since March 2013.
Innocent human Children playing along an urban river bank spotted hundreds of grotesque,
bloated pig carcasses bobbing downstream.
Hundreds of miles away, angry citizens would protest the rising stench from piles of dead
ducks and swans, their rotting bodies collecting by the thousands along river banks.
And three unrelated individuals would stagger into three different hospitals, gasping for
Two would quickly die of severe pneumonia and the third would lay in critical condition
in an intensive care unit for many days.
On March 10, residents of China's powerhouse metropolis, Shanghai, noticed some dead pigs
floating among garbage flotsam in the city's Huangpu River.
The vile carcasses appeared in Shanghai's most important tributary of the mighty Yangtze,
a 71 mile river that is edged by the Bund, the city's main tourist area, and serves
as the primary source of drinking water and ferry travel for the 23 million residents
of the metropolis and its millions of visitors.
The first few pig carcass numbers soon swelled into the thousands, turning Shanghai spring
into a horror show that by March 20 would total more than 15,000 dead animals.
The river zigzags its way from Zhejiang province, just to the south of Shanghai, a farming region
inhabited by some 54 million people, and a major pork-raising district of China. Due
to scandals over recent years in the pork industry, including substitution of rendered
pig intestines for a toxic chemical, sold as heparin blood thinner that proved lethal
to American cardiac patients, Chinese authorities had put identity tags on pigs' ears.
There could be another, murkier reason behind the pig manifestation. On 23 March, state-run
China Central Television, CCTV, exposed how illegally processed pigs have been making
their way into markets for years. While farmers are required by law to send animals that die
of disease or natural causes to processing pits, black market dealers intercept the chain,
butchering the hogs to sell as pork.
Because of the crackdown, black market traders have stopped buying the dead stock and farmers
have resorted to dumping. Pan Huimin, a Julin resident who is in custody on suspicion of
dealing in dead pigs told CCTV there was a 100% correlation between his arrest and the
dead pigs incident.
Their ringleader, Zhang Xingbing, was sentenced to six years and six months, and fined 800,000
yuan or 120,000 Dollars, the Wenling City People's Court said.
The court heard that Zhang, a native of Sichuan Province, had asked Chen Guanghua, a worker
at the Wenling meat processing plant, to introduce him to feeders who had sick and dead pigs.
Zhang converted a rented garbage dump into a slaughter house and recruited farmers as
He also processed the pork into bacon, sausages and meat balls, the court said.
Zhang pocketed more than 70,000 yuan by selling 1,000 pigs between 2010 and April 2012
For every dead pig, the government is suppose to pay 80 Chinese Yuan to the farmer to help
them control the cost. Local government decided not to pay the farmer, and give the money
for other government expenditure. On top of that, there was a crack down on the illicit
dealers of dead pigs, who would buy these dead pig for 50 a piece. Having no outlet
for the dead pigs, and they don't want to spend money to properly dispose of the pigs,
the farmers dump the pigs in the river
The pig carcasses were swiftly traced back to key farms in Zhejiang, and the evil farmers
admitted that they had dumped
the dead animals into the Huangpu.
Along with some 50 dead pigs, authorities collected a few thousand dead ducks from the
Xiang on March 22nd and 23rd.
Two days later, another mass duck and swan die-off was spotted, this time along the Sichuan
River hundreds of miles to the north, near Lake Qinghai.
The lake is the most important transit and nesting site for migratory aquatic birds that
travel the vast Asia flyway, stretching from central Siberia to southern Indonesia.
Having already cleaned up thousands of dead pigs from a river outside Shanghai, Chinese
officials are now assuring folks that the hundreds of rotting ducks fished out of a
river poses no health danger. Officials in Sichuan province in southwest
China were notified the more than 1,000 dead ducks on Tuesday, county spokesman Liang Weidong
told state radio. The duck carcasses with a pungent stench were found in more than 50
plastic woven bags floating on Pengshan section of the Nanhe River.
On March 25, Chinese authorities seized manufactured pork buns that were found to be made from
Zhejiang pigs that had died of the mysterious ailment. The possibly contaminated pork was
in the Chinese food supply.
By the end of March, at least 20,000 pig carcasses and tens of thousands of ducks and swans had
washed upon riverbanks that stretch from the Lake Qinghai area all the way to the East
China Sea — a distance roughly equivalent to the span between Miami and Boston.
Nobody knows how many more thousands of birds and pigs have died, but gone uncounted as
farmers buried or burned the carcasses to avoid reprimands from authorities.
If the pigs, people, and birds have died in China from H7N9, it is imperative and urgent
that the biological connection be made.
According to Chinese authorities, some of the dead pigs tested antibody-positive for
circoviruses, or PCV2, and samples of the virus were isolated from Huangpu River.
The implication was that the Shanghai pigs died of PCV-2, a type of virus that is harmless
to human beings, as well as birds.
Photographs of the carcasses reveal that the animals were large adult hogs, but PCV-2 does
not kill adult pigs — it is lethal to fetuses and newborn piglets.
The Chinese health authorities have, to date, offered no cause of death for the ducks and
swans, failed to describe any unusual genetic features that might have turned the PCV-2
into an adult pig-killer virus, and insisted there is no connection between the pigs, people,
According to the Agence Free Press, the ducks were fished out of the river and disinfected
before being "buried in plastic bags three meters underground". Though the Chinese
government has not yet offered any explanation for the matter, it was quick to declare that
the local water is now safe to drink in the hopes of allaying public fears.
One very plausible explanation for this chain of Chinese events is that the H7N9 virus has
undergone a mutation — perhaps among spring migrating birds around Lake Qinghai.
The mutation rendered the virus lethal for domestic ducks and swans. Because many Chinese
farmers raise both pigs and ducks, the animals can share water supplies and be in fighting
proximity over food — the spread of flu from ducks to pigs, transforming avian flu
into swine flu, has occurred many times. Once influenza adapts to pig cells, it is often
possible for the virus to take human-transmissible form. That's precisely what happened in
2009 with the H1N1 swine flu, which spread around the world in a massive, but thankfully
more than 250 kilograms of dead carp had to be retrieved from a river in the city's Songjiang
Mystery still surrounds the cause of death, but numerous explanations have surfaced in
the Chinese media since residents first complained about the foul-smelling fish last Monday.
The water must have been polluted by these dead pigs, wrote one user named Lujun, Authorities
are being dishonest and trying to hide something.
The government is as corrupt as these dead pigs, another user using the name Zeeyoudeweini
wrote disgustedly. I feel so cold. Who can we count on?
Pan Ting, an outspoken Shanghainese poet, was detained for questioning by police after
she posted a call for a mass walk along the Huangpu, the city's central river, on her
Sina Weibo account. The post, which went out to her 50,000 followers on 14th March, called
for a pure stroll without banners or slogans. Soon afterwards she was asked to drink tea
with the policeman, an idiom used to describe interrogations.
It has been shown by the human scientists that a certain genetic variation, known as
rs12252C is linked to more severe flu infections. Researchers focused on the variant because
it is 100 times more common in Han Chinese, the predominant ethnic group in China, than
in Caucasian populations indigenous to West Asia and Europe. The variant is present in
the genetic make-up of about 1 in 3,000 people in Caucasian populations.
The results showed it was present in 69 percent of Chinese patients with severe pandemic H1N1
in 2009 compared with 25 percent who only had a mild version of the infection.
This is the reason why so many humans in China are suffering the lethal effects of Bird Flu
Remember, the chain of cause and effect:
Government, Farmers, Pigs, Fish, Ducks and Chickens and then back to Humans!
Whatsoever you reap , so shall ye sow!QUACK! QUACK!