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Argentina delays live export of pigs to China after huge animal rights protest

On social media, activists invited people to the march, saying: We are against animal exploitation and repudiate the agreement on industrial pig farms.

RUPTLY: Protesters marched through Buenos Aires to protest against the possible memorandum of understanding between Argentina and China for an investment in production and export of pigs. Protesters gathered at Plaza de Mayo chanting and holding placards reading “More human empathy for the pigs” and “No to the agreement with China”… One activist Celeste Fierro said, “The only thing that this agreement will bring is more contamination due to the advance of agribusiness, animal abuse”.  SOURCE...

On social media, environmental activists invited people to the march, saying: “We are against animal exploitation and repudiate the agreement on industrial pig farms.” A letter signed by academics against the deal said it would be “impoverishing, cruel and polluting”… As a result, Argentina has now delayed until November the signing of a memorandum of understanding with China… a government source said, citing environmental protests over the planned export deal…

Argentina first sought to sign the preliminary agreement in August, which aims to double the South American country’s pork output – currently 630,000 tonnes per year – in four years… “Given the complaints, we decided to take time to amend the memorandum of understanding”… a source at the foreign ministry told Reuters, asking not to be named because the reason for delay had not yet been made public. The current draft of the memorandum, with stricter environmental guidelines, is being sent to China for review, the source said. SOURCE…

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