Apparently living under the belief that the human-swine-bird flu strain that’s sweepin’ the globe travels by collective unconscious or some other such crap, Egypt has decided to slaughter all its pigs.
Some farmers have refused to cooperate, and Health Ministry workers have thus far left without carrying out orders in those cases. By the way, there have been no cases in Egypt yet. Washing your hands, sneezing or coughing into your elbow, staying home when you’re sick? Sure. Killing 300,000 animals because you’re caught up in hysteria? Way classy, Egypt.
While searching for pig pictures, I found this link—click it for an overdose of cute. Pigs in tiger costumes! (They were being nursed by a tiger.)