Tag: "slaughter"

Pork prices set to rise as year-end supply dwindles

Pork prices set to rise as year-end supply dwindles

As the number of pig breeding households continues to drop, a shortage of live pigs could result in high pork prices later this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Hanoi: Officials call for tighter animal quarantine

Hanoi: Officials call for tighter animal quarantine

Hanoians are raising more concerns about food safety and hygiene in the run-up to Tet, the Lunar New Year celebrations, as some recent visible violations related to animal slaughter in the city are especially troubling.

Vietnam bans animal slaughter at violent spring festivals

Vietnam bans animal slaughter at violent spring festivals

With the spring festival season nearly upon us, Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ordered an end to all performances that include either violent or offensive rituals, such as killing animals.

The slaughter continues

The slaughter continues

Despite accusations of barbarism, the Pig Slaughter Festival went ahead in Bac Ninh province’s Nem Thuong village, Van Nguyen writes.

Ministry warns of hand, foot, mouth

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned northern and central localities about a high risk of foot-and-mouth disease spreading during the cold weather.