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South Korea: ASF is right in front of us, we cannot give up ‘Clean Jeju’”

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Published Apr 19, 2024

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The Jeju Island Livestock Quarantine Council's decision to permit the import of pig half carcasses has led to significant backlash from local pig farmers, who fear it could jeopardize Jeju's pristine environment, its economy, and the livestock industry by potentially facilitating the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and causing environmental harm through culling in case of an outbreak. In response to a petition from the Jeju Pork Association, the Jeju Provincial Council's Agriculture, Livestock and Livestock Economic Committee plans to hold a livestock quarantine deliberation meeting with government officials, veterinarians, and producer groups to address these concerns and explore solutions that align with the island's commitment to a clean, self-sustaining livestock industry. This meeting aims to prevent the social and economic fallout from malignant livestock diseases and ensure the implementation of the 8th provincial governor's livestock policy pledge.
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[Livestock News Reporter Lee Il-ho] The Jeju Island Livestock Quarantine Council will be held, which will virtually put an end to the controversy over Jeju Island's 'allowing the import of pig half carcasses'. Despite the government's strong quarantine measures, the spread of ASF across the country is becoming a reality, and attention is focused on whether the Jeju pig farming industry's wish to maintain a 'clean Jeju' can be realized. On February 2, Jeju Island revised the ‘Quarantine Guidelines for Imported and Imported Livestock and Their Products’ and allowed the export of pork half carcasses from other cities and provinces starting February 5. However, the Jeju pig farming industry is demanding an immediate withdrawal, saying that the one-way system that ignores administrative procedures has led to the collapse of the clean environment that has been maintained through the efforts of all Jeju residents and a direct hit to the Jeju economy, including livestock farming. I have ...
Source: Chuksannews
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