Pigs are saved – level 3
Live-streamed to more than 10 million people, this footage shows dozens of pigs being saved from a flooded farm in China. A rescue operation was launched after photographs of emotional farmers saying a tearful goodbye to their animals went viral, prompting an outpouring of sympathy.
According to local media reports, the men pictured here had raised many of the pigs themselves and thought they were leaving them to die in their flooded pens. The pigs were trapped in Shucheng County, Anhui Province in east China, where days of torrential rain has caused rivers to overflow and villages and towns to be flooded.
The rescue is a rare piece of good news here, where the floods have caused dozens of deaths and affected millions of people.
It’s not known how many pigs were at this farm when the floods struck, but it reportedly has a capacity of thousands.
Difficult words: dozens (many), viral (very popular on the Internet), prompt (cause), outpouring (a lot of), pen (an animal’s area), trapped (not able to get out), torrential rain (heavy rain), reportedly (according to what people say).
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