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UK tries to prevent pig cull by importing butchers - Sky

Reference: Reuters

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Britain will try to avoid a mass cull of pigs by allowing trained butchers to come to work on temporary visas, Sky News reported on Thursday.

The measures will include dropping a requirement for fluent English, Sky News said.

A spokesman for Britain's agriculture ministry declined to confirm or deny the report, saying merely that something might be announced.

Farmers across Britain say a combination of Brexit and COVID-19 has sparked an exodus of east European workers from abattoirs and meat processors, leaving pigs to back up in barns and fields across the country. Read More