Airports are being taken care of, but Taiwan has long coastlines: Ko
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The prevention campaign against African swine fever should
not be concentrated solely on Taiwan’s airports but should also consider the island’s long coastline, I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品) CEO Luis Ko (高志明) said Saturday.
Any loophole might lead to a rapid spread of the contagion, which would affect all of the island’s economy, the Central News Agency quoted Ko as telling reporters.
The I-Mei CEO reminded the public that an outbreak of foot and mouth disease resulted in the culling of 4 million pigs, costing the economy more than NT$170 billion (US$5.5 billion), CNA reported.
Everybody should consider the fate of hog farmers and do their best to help protect them by following the rules of prevention, Ko said. [FULL STORY]