London wants 1,000 butchers from abroad because of pork jams

Released on 14.10. 2021

  • Pigs on a farm in Staffordshire. Photo: Joe Giddens

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In Great Britain, slaughterhouses cannot process the pigs due to a lack of butchers. The British are now looking for foreign butcher masters by hand.

London (dpa) – In order to solve the enormous pig jam on British farms, the government in London wants, according to media reports, up to 1000 Issue visas for foreign butcher masters.

As the broadcaster Sky News and the newspaper “Daily Mail” reported on Thursday, the requirements are to be made significantly easier. For example, the government could forego requiring advanced knowledge of English.

According to estimates by the National Pig Association, around 120. 000 animals the cull. Slaughterhouses cannot process the pigs due to a lack of butchers, and the farms do not have enough space to continue to house the animals. So far 6000 healthy pigs have been culled on farms, according to the association. If there is no solution, 000. 000 Animals are already being killed on the farm every week.

The British government is already fighting with special visas for truck drivers and for the poultry industry against bottlenecks. Because according to the Road Haulage Association, the country is about 100. 000 Truck drivers are missing, supermarket shelves and petrol pumps remained empty recently. The ports are also complaining about a container backlog due to the lack of drivers. Container ships have already been turned away at the most important port. At the beginning of the Christmas business, retail experts warn of supply problems, for example with toys and electrical appliances. Truck drivers are rare across Europe. In Great Britain, however, new, strict Brexit immigration rules make it difficult for new skilled workers to move in.

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