A Chinese farmer has come under fire for keeping his 100-year-old mother in a pigsty, prompting a debate over how China cares for its elderly.
Chen Shoutian, from Guanyun county in Jiangsu province, has faced a barrage of online criticism since a local television station broadcast a report claiming his mother had spent two years sharing a cramped, cinderblock shack with a 440lb sow.
that is nasty! however it says in the article that one of the relatives tried to get her to leave and she refuses. apparently she's decided she likes it there.
no doubt she is mentally not entirely there at 100 yrs old but i got the impression she was free to go at any time.
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