Investigation underway after thousands of pig trotters wash ashore on Chinese beach

An investigation is underway after 20 tons of rotting pig trotters were found having washed up on a beach in China’s southern province of Guangdong on Saturday morning.

Officials in Guangdong’s Humen area cleaned up the beach and are looking into where the pig parts came from, the local government said on its official Weibo account. Photos posted by the government showed the trotters strewn along the length of the beach on Weiyuan Island.
The tens of thousands of trotters, which are considered a delicacy in China, could have been washed ashore from a cargo ship which sank in the South China Sea, according to a local media report.
Image source: Source: Humen Town Government of Dongguan via Weib

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