Immigration rules temporarily lifted on foreign butchers to prevent mass pig cull | ITV News

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Published on 14 Oct 2021, 22:17
More foreign butchers will be allowed to temporarily work in the UK as the government seeks to prevent a cull of more than 100,000 pigs.

Farmers have already been forced to cull thousands of healthy pigs on farms (meaning they're are not allowed to be used for food) because a lack of a butchers at slaughterhouses in the UK.

In a bid to stop more pigs being wasted, the government has announced measures that will allow hundreds of foreign butchers to work in the UK - similar to recent move that is allowing up to 5,500 poultry workers in the UK ahead of Christmas under the temporary workers route.

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