2021-09-06

Brexit caused a severe shortage of British butchers. Will 100,000 pigs be destroyed without slaughter?

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, September 6th. According to a comprehensive report, the labor shortage caused by Brexit and the new crown epidemic is hitting the country’s meat production industry. Data show that as of the 5th, the farm has a backlog of 85,000 pigs, and this number is still rising.

Brexit caused a severe shortage of British butchers. Will 100,000 pigs be destroyed without slaughter?

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p > On May 7, 2017, local time, Dover, United Kingdom, a street artist Banksy created a painting in which a worker is wiping a star from the EU 12-star flag, implying that Britain will leave European Union.

On the 5th local time, the National Pig Association (National Pig Association) warned that due to a severe shortage of slaughterhouse workers, the farm has a backlog of 85,000 pigs, and this number is still at 1.5 per week. Ten thousand head growth.

Zoe Davis, CEO of the National Pig Breeding Association, said: “If processors continue to not take pigs away, they will have to go elsewhere.”

“If the government does not take action as soon as possible to alleviate the labor shortage in the factory, farmers will be forced to make difficult choices.”

“The last thing we want to see is that the pigs on the farm are slaughtered. Is wasted, so we are discussing various options with the processors.”

She also added that the government does not seem to have the slightest interest in helping us, which is very disappointing and annoying because it is completely They are capable of solving problems.

According to the British “Daily Mail” report, due to the shortage of butchers working in the slaughterhouse after Brexit, farmers may be forced to destroy nearly 100,000 pigs. If a large number of live pigs cannot be slaughtered in time, they will have to be destroyed in other ways, because it becomes very uneconomical to continue feeding them.

In addition to butchers, the UK labor shortage caused by Brexit and the epidemic also affects other industries. There is a 500,000 job gap in the food and beverage industry alone, and the country currently lacks more than 100,000 drivers.

The Confederation of British Industry said on the 6th that the United Kingdom must relax its new immigration regulations and allow more foreign workers to enter the United Kingdom to alleviate this problem.