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It's not exactly a pig hotel, but it's close

By Liu Kun in Wuhan and Ye Zizhen | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-04-01 17:18

A view of the 26-story pig-raising facility. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A 26-story structure is rising from the ground in Ezhou, Hubei province. This is no office building: Inside will be thousands of pigs.

It could be called a pig hotel, except that the animals will be headed not for the swimming pool but for people's dinner plates.

It's one of the tallest pig-raising facilities in the country, and will use new technology to eliminate odors. It's being funded by local investors to the tune of 2 billion yuan ($300 million). Once put into operation, it is expected to produce 600,000 pigs annually.

The structure is designed for luxury, with air conditioning and heating systems to adapt to winter and summer. Each floor has its own ventilation system and deodorizing system. Pig wastes will be disposed of via a flushing toilet system.

And you thought the elevator in your office building was crowded during rush hour? The elevator in this building can accommodate 60 pigs at a time.

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