PM urges stringent crackdown on financiers of illegal frozen pork imports

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has ordered relevant agencies to end illegal imports of frozen pork, with an emphasis on major smugglers, noting that crackdowns on small-scale operators will never solve…

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Lina Mukherjee

Indonesia woman jailed for TikTok video praying before eating pork

Jakarta, Indonesia – An Indonesian court has sentenced a woman to two years in prison and handed her a heavy fine after she recited an Islamic prayer before eating pork in…

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Pig farmers to discuss smuggled pork with Livestock Development Dept.

Representatives of the Swine Raisers Association of Thailand (SRAT) are scheduled to meet with the director-general of the Livestock Development Department to discuss falling pork prices and the smuggling of…

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Customs officials seize 8 tonnes of imported pork in Maha Sarakham

Thai customs officials seized about eight tonnes of frozen pork, worth about 1.6 million baht, from two trucks in Kantharalak district of the north-eastern province of Maha Sarakham yesterday (Wednesday)….

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Nearly 60 tonnes of suspect smuggled pork impounded in Nakhon Pathom

Thailand’s Livestock Development Department has impounded about 59 tonnes of pork, suspected to have been smuggled into the country, at a cold storage facility in Nakhon Pathom province today (Wednesday)….

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Sniffer dogs deployed at Thai-Laos border to prevent smuggling of pork

Officials at Thailand’s Customs and Livestock Development departments recently deployed trained sniffer dogs to the Chong Mek border checkpoint in Sirindhorn district of the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, to…

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Ex-farm price of fattening pigs capped at ฿110 per kg until end of February

Pig farmers have agreed to cap the ex-farm price of live fattening pigs at 110 baht/kg until the end of February, to ease the financial burden on consumers, especially during…

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13.4 million kilos of frozen pork found in over 500 cold storage facilities last week

During nationwide searches last week, Thailand’s Livestock Development Department found that about 13.4 million kilogrammes of frozen pork were being stored in 539 cold storage facilities amid record-high pork prices,…

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Thaksin Shinawatra (Tony Woodsome)

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin claims major pork merchants are hoarding frozen meat

Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has claimed that there are 4 or 5 major pork merchants who have cold storage facilities in Thailand, each with the capacity to store…

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Increasing demand for crocodile meat helping croc raising farmers

Due to the skyrocketing price of pork in Thailand, the demand for crocodile meat has been increasing, which has helped crocodile farmers affected by the pandemic. The President of the…

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Commerce ministry seeks ฿1.4bn to ease rising cost of living

The Ministry of Commerce will seek cabinet approval next week for a 1.4 billion budget, from the Central Fund, to implement projects within three months which will ease the rise…

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Popularity of crocodile meat rises among Thai consumers as pork prices surge

Thai consumers are turning to crocodile meat, as an alternative source of protein, after the price of pork skyrocketed due to the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the…

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Thailand to be declared country where African swine fever has been detected

The Livestock Development Department will report the finding of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Thailand to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and will declare Thailand as a country…

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Skyrocketing pork prices drive street meals up by at least five baht

Many food vendors in Thailand are complaining over skyrocketing pork prices, forcing them to increase the prices of their dishes by 5 baht a plate. Pork prices are currently 210-230…

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Trading of pigs infected with ASF blamed for spread of virus in Thailand’s small pig farms

The sale of sick live pigs by unscrupulous pig farmers and traders is believed to be a main cause of the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in pig farms…

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Thai Livestock Department urged to contain spread of African swine fever quickly

The Department of Livestock Development has been urged to take immediate steps to contain African Swine Fever (ASF) in Thailand’s pig farms, before more damage is done to the pig…

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Commerce ministry places 3-month ban on export of live pigs from Thailand

Effective today (Thursday), the export of live pigs from Thailand is banned for three months, after the Commerce Ministry decided yesterday on measures to ease runaway pork prices in the…

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Thai agriculture ministry considers live pig export ban to control pork price

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives will consult the Commerce Ministry over a temporary ban on the export of live pigs, to ease skyrocketing pork prices which are affecting…

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