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A booming airline business: shipping pigs to China in 747 jumbo jets

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Volga-Dnepr Group has flown more than 3,000 breeding pigs to China from France this year. The animals - transported 6,450 miles (10,400 kilometres) in wooden crates in the hold of a Boeing 747 cargo plane - are being used to restore local livestock levels to help mitigate shortages in the world's largest pork market after an outbreak of African swine fever decimated China's hog herds.

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Volga-Dnepr Group has flown more than 3,000 breeding pigs to China from France this year. The animals - transported 6,450 miles (10,400 kilometres) in wooden crates...

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