The carcass, found on New Taipei’s Fulong Beach, is being tested for ASF
By: Duncan Deaeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid the continuing fear over a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus reaching the shores of Taiwan, another dead pig, this time a piglet, was discovered on a New Taipei beach this morning.
Given the location of the dead piglet’s discovery near Dong Xing Temple (東興宮), on New Taipei’s Fulong Beach near the Yilan County line, authorities suspect the animal drifted from into shore from sea.
UDN reports that officers on shore patrol discovered the carcass around 11:00 a.m., and immediately contacted the New Taipei Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office, who sent employees to investigate the site and dispose of the piglet.
The site was quarantined while officers disinfected the corpse and surrounding shore. The pig will be tested for ASF with results expected by Monday, March 4. [FULL STORY]