China Opens World’s Largest Pig Farm, Ready to Slaughter One Million Pigs Per Year

Ezhou, a city in China’s Hubei province, has opened the world’s largest pig farm, with the capacity to slaughter 1.2 million pigs per year. The skyscraper-sized farm is a response to China’s extremely high demand for pork, the most sought-after animal protein in the country. Critics are noting, however, that this ultra-industrial agriculture model will increase the likelihood of disease outbreaks. Local farmers are also expressing worry that an odour issue will arise once it is entirely operational.