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Excessive animal fattening: prices for pork plummet

Pigs as heavy as polar bears or even small hippos. Pictures of breeding animals fattened up to 200 kilograms and more were recently shown on several news broadcasts of the Chinese state media. But these were not reports of acknowledgment. Rather, farmers were denounced for having triggered an oversupply thanks to excessive overfeeding of pigs. They are to be blamed for dropping prices for pork – much to the farmers’ disadvantage.

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