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Fears as pigs now outnumber people in Spain

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There are more pigs in Spain than humans for the first time, according to figures released by the country’s environment ministry, with 50 million pigs to 46.5 million humans.

The figures show an increase of about 9 million animals since 2013 and there are growing concerns about the environmental impact of an industry that produced more than 4m tonnes of pork products and generated €6bn (£5.4bn) last year.

The soaring pig population is a key factor in making livestock the fourth-largest generator of greenhouse gas emissions after transport, electricity generation and industry.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/19/fears-environment-spain-pigs-outnumber-humans-pork-industry

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Black Monk
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There are only 4.2 million pigs in the UK, compared to 66.6 million humans.

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy

Big deal. We have almost 13 million pigs and under 6 million people. :P

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spartan max2

Jesus that is so many pigs, maybe I should stop eating pork lol

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GlitterRose

I'm hoping they'll eventually be able to make lab-created meat. 

If we last that long. 

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stevewinn

Animal farm. This is how it starts out. Before you know it they've taken over the farm.

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Sir Wearer of Hats

It's certainly one way to keep the Muslims out of the country.

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skliss
16 hours ago, spartan max2 said:

Jesus that is so many pigs, maybe I should stop eating pork lol

Maybe you should eat more....lol

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Gromdor
21 hours ago, Noteverythingisaconspiracy said:

Big deal. We have almost 13 million pigs and under 6 million people. :P

We beat you!  Iowa has 20 million pigs and 3 million people! 

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Justice please
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23 hours ago, Black Monk said:

There are only 4.2 million pigs in the UK, compared to 66.6 million humans.

This maybe a dumb answer but wouldn't it be wise to eat as much as you can then maybe trade the meat with another country for goods we need?

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Justice please
7 hours ago, skliss said:

Maybe you should eat more....lol

True that is what I thought.

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MWoo7

Pigs galore, are you sure that's Spain?!!??!  /sarc

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rashore
4 minutes ago, Justice please said:

This maybe a dumb answer but wouldn't it be wise to eat as many as you can then maybe trade the meat with another country who needs food for for something we could use?

Spain does export pork- it ranks third in the world after Germany and the U.S. for exports. Demand for Spanish pork is high.

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spartan max2
7 hours ago, skliss said:

Maybe you should eat more....lol

Oh no haha,

What I was saying is that it is our large consumption and demand for meat that creates all the pig farms. 

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
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2 hours ago, Gromdor said:

We beat you!  Iowa has 20 million pigs and 3 million people! 

Yeah but do yours make Danish  bacon ? I think not ! 

The English couldn't function properly without their Danish bacon and Lurpak butter. Our export of bacon and butter to the UK basically funded our industrialisation in the 19th and early 20th century. Here ends today's free history lesson. :P

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Noteverythingisaconspiracy
2 minutes ago, rashore said:

Spain does export pork- it ranks third in the world after Germany and the U.S. for exports. Demand for Spanish pork is high.

They make some of the best pork in the world. We export ours to the UK and imports from Spain.

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Justice please
3 hours ago, spartan max2 said:

Oh no haha,

What I was saying is that it is our large consumption and demand for meat that creates all the pig farms. 

Yes that is true so why don't they Farrow some of the males to cut down their population.

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xYlvax

Better start making more bacon 

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