Taiwan’s opposition party gains over 320,000 signatures for its pork petition

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) says it has collected more than 320,000 signatures in support of a referendum on whether Taiwan should import pork containing the leanness-enhancing additive ractopamine.
calendar icon 28 January 2021
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A proposal floated by KMT legislator Lin Wei-chou would hold a referendum asking voters if they agree that the Taiwanese government should impose a complete ban on the importation of meat, offal and related products from pigs fed with ractopamine.

The KMT hopes to gain 500,000 signatures for the proposal before the Lunar New Year on 12 February.

The KMT has proposed other changes alongside the “anti-ractopamine pork” referendum, with one specifically seeking changes to rules scheduling referendums.

Read more about this story in the Taipei Times.

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