Egyptian Government Orders Slaughter of 300,000 Pigs

On Wednesday, the Egyptian government decided to immediately start slaughtering thousands of pigs in an attempt to avert the Swine Flu outbreak.

According to the Mena news agency, Egypt Health Minister Hatem el-Gabaly said, “It has been decided to immediately start slaughtering all pigs in Egypt using the full capacity of the country's slaughterhouses."