Egypt’s Pig Slaughter Folly

Last spring, when the Egyptian government ordered the slaughter of all the country’s pigs due to bacon flu concerns, it was immediately clear that this was a monumentally misinformed decision.

Now, the full effects of the slaughter are being felt: trash is piling up throughout Egypt’s streets. The existing system for dealing with garbage and recycling has been shattered, and nothing comparably effective has taken its place. Link.