Hong Kong Ending Pig Farming On Island

HONG KONG - Hong Kong is ending pig farming permanently to improve island sanitation, Xinhua said Wednesday.

Under a $121 million program, pork producers who voluntarily exit the industry will be paid, the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The scheme is aimed to reduce the number of pig farms in Hong Kong, thereby reducing associated public health and environmental pollution problems.

The bureau said pork production generates considerable public health and environmental pollution problems that are difficult to overcome, and there is a need to consider whether the sustainable development of livestock farming can ever be realistically achieved.

Source: Monsters and Critics
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