Czech pig breeders protest foreign pork imports

by 5m Editor
26 March 2007, at 12:56pm

Prague - Some 200 Czech pig farmers gathered Monday at the Dolni Dvoriste/Wullowitz border crossing to Austria in order to protest imports of pork to the Czech Republic.

The protest was sparked by a recent decision of Interspar supermarket chain to bring pork to its Czech stores from Austria.

"Interspar resolved to supply a half of their stores entirely from Austria. We lost our patience," Jan Zahorka, secretary of the Czech Agrarian Chamber, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

The pig breeders blame chains that have also imported meat from Poland for jeopardizing Czech pork production. They claim that the imported meat is of a lesser quality.

Source: EUX TV

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