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GOJ considering putting Okinawa’s Agu pigs in quarantine

  • January 14, 2020
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NHK reported at noon that in light of the spread of swine fever in Okinawa, Farm Minister Eto said at a press conference this morning that the GOJ is considering the quarantine of Okinawa’s Agu pigs. Minister Eto reportedly said: “Agu pork dates back to the time of the Ryukyu Dynasty and made a comeback as a result of enormous efforts. It can be said the breed is unique to Okinawa. We are considering quarantining the pigs somewhere such as a remote island in order to protect the breed after consulting with the Okinawa government.”

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