Is Jesus casting out the swine this time?
Nov 25, 2019
In Matthew 8:28-34 Jesus cast “Legion” into a herd of swine. Apparently, it was not yet their time to be cast into the abyss. The swine ran down the steep hill into the Sea of Galilee and drowned. It now looks like their time has come, and we are seeing millions of swine being killed and burned in fire. Is this a sign of greater things to come?
40% of Chinese pigs, hundreds of millions of animals have died from swine fever in just over a year and It's not if but when, the unstoppable disease reaches the West.
Back in May 2019, The Big Wobble claimed this year would be the year when the pork farming industry would begin to unravel as China, who produce half of the world's pork was set to drop because millions of pigs were being culled or dying from being infected as African swine began to ravage Asia.
Step forward six months to November 2019 and there is not enough pork in the world’ to deal with China’s demand for meat. Hundreds of millions of pigs, 40% of the total have died or have been culled from swine fever, and the prices are soaring.
A report by the Guardian yesterday claims, since August 2018, when China notified the World Organisation for Animal Health that ASF (swine fever) was in the country, the disease has spread with extraordinary speed. Some 40% of Chinese pigs – hundreds of millions of animals – have now been lost, and the result has been a chronic shortage of pork and rocketing prices. The Chinese government has been forced to dig into its gigantic emergency reserves of frozen meat. “The producer price has risen 125% since July,” said Rupert Claxton of international food consultancy Girafood. That increase has helped drive up China’s inflation rate, which in October broke through the government target of 3% to hit 3.8%.