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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

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.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

What has his mother done to him, to be treated like that now? These things are preposterous!!!

Edited by CuriousGreek, 14 December 2012 - 09:24 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

Thats shocking.

To treat your own mother like that is beyond disgrace..

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:41 AM

What a horrible excuse for a son.  I'm assuming when he gets that old he will be glad to move in there too.  He should get back what he dishes out.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

No complaints from the pig? I mean the 400 lb sow, not his mother.

Edited by dharma warrior, 15 December 2012 - 03:13 AM.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

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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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:53 AM

That's awful,how could you let your mother live like that.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:44 AM

I seem to recall a thread here at UM where a disabled person in China was being kept in a cage or something like that .

Strange ways of looking after the elderly or disabled .


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

View Posttipotep, on 17 December 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

Strange ways of looking after the elderly or disabled .


....as compared to leaving them unattended in a mixed hospital ward to die slowly of starvation and dehydration?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

That is shocking to do your mother like that. Atlease hogs are clean.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

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