Thursday, September 13, 2018

African Swine Flu Threatens Chinese Pork Industry

We are in an escalating trade war with China for as to pork we may have an ally
China is being hit with a strain of African swine in an increasing deadly tally
No cure or vaccine so the only remedy is to cull infected pigs from the farm
The epidemic appears to be spreading and farmers are raising the alarm
If the disease reaches the magnitude of the bird flu that gripped Hong Kong
Millions will be slaughtered and into a pork part shortage China will be headlong
The Chinese love their pig feet, pig ears and pig blood soup
With reduced domestic supplies those favorites due to tariffs will be squeezed out of the culinary loop
Trump needs all the help he can get to bolster his negotiating skills
Even if it is the African swine flu increasing the number of pigs in China killed
Assuming the Chinese have and enforce laws against selling in the Chinese marts
Contaminated by the African swine flu pork and pig parts

© September 13, 2018 Michael P. Ridley the Alaskanpoet  

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