Taiwan: Pigs Fly – Organs Thrown in Parliament Brawl
Members of the Taiwanese parliament hurled pig guts as they fought on Friday over policy that will allow imports of U.
Members of the Taiwanese parliament hurled pig guts as they fought on Friday over policy that will allow imports of U.S. pork and beef.
Taiwan premier Su Tseng-chang was set to give a scheduled policy report to lawmakers detailing the pork policy when members of the opposition Nationalist party (KMT) blocked the attempt and began tossing pig parts. Chaos ensued as legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party tried to stop them.
Back in August, President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration had lifted a ban on imports of U.S. pork and beef which is due to be lifted in January. Some have seen the move as steps toward negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with the U.S.
The KMT party is opposed to imports of pork containing ractopamine, a drug that farmers can add to animal feed which promotes the growth of lean meat.
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