Egypt’s Pig Slaughter Folly

September 21, 2009

Last spring, when the Egyptian government ordered the slaughter of all the country’s pigs due to bacon flu concerns, it was immediately clear that this was a monumentally misinformed decision.

Now, the full effects of the slaughter are being felt: trash is piling up throughout Egypt’s streets. The existing system for dealing with garbage and recycling has been shattered, and nothing comparably effective has taken its place. Link.

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