UK faces massive pig cull due to butcher shortage

The British farming industry has warned that hundreds of thousands of pigs may have to be culled within weeks unless the government issues visas to allow more butchers into the country.
calendar icon 1 October 2021
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"I don't understand this government any more. It has to get to white shelves in the supermarket scenario before they believe it," he said.

A spokesperson for the government said it was aware of the challenges that the pig industry has faced in recent months.

"We are keeping the market under close review and continuing to work closely with the sector to explore options to address the pressures the industry is currently facing," the spokesperson said.

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