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Solon: sue coddlers of meat smugglers By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/12/2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Solon: sue coddlers of meat smugglers

By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/12/2012

Hog raisers reiterated that the illegal importation of misdeclared meat is threatening the livelihood of backyard farmers and agricultural workers in allied trades and is also depriving the government of revenue.

“We are not against the legal importers of meat, what we are seeking is the prosecution of smugglers of meat and their protectors,” Agap party-list Rep. Nicanor Briones said.

Of primary concern Briones said was the question of whether the estimated 100 million kilos of smuggled meat which finds its way into the country each year was fit for human consumption..... MORE

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