“We have voiced our concerns and opposition to the government’s plan, but we can now only accept the government’s decision. It’s always been this way and we couldn’t do anything about it,” Yang said. “At the end of the day, local pig farmers need support from Taiwanese consumers. We call for everyone to consume domestic pork.”
Yang was among dozens of representatives of the pig farming industry who protested against the council’s plan yesterday morning.
Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Pan Men-an (潘孟安) said that the council’s measures would further jeopardize the pig-farming industry, as local farmers face the “triple threats” of the epidemic, the increasing cost of feed and imported pork.
Additional reporting by Chris Wang