Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Protestors oppose swine fever culling

About 100 pork traders staged a protest at a pork-packing plant in Hong Kong after the discovery of African Swine Fever there prompted plans to cull 6,000 hogs.

The protestors opposed a long plant shut-down for a thorough cleanup and disinfection at the government-owned plant that processes about 80 per cent of Hong Kong’s pork.

It was the first case of African Swine Fever in Hong Kong.

After three hours of negotiations, the protesters withdrew and the cull and plant cleanup resumed.