China’s billion dollar pig plan met with resistance by Argentinians…

Piglets look out from a fence at Cabanas Argentinas del Sol pig farm in Marcos Paz, Argentina
Nearly 400,000 have signed petitions opposing plan to expand pork industry. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

A government-sponsored plan to turbocharge Argentina’s hog industry with Chinese capital is generating unprecedented resistance among its supposed beneficiaries – the Argentinian general public.

Nearly 400,000 people have signed petitions opposing the move. “We never had such a huge response before,” said environmental lawyer Enrique Viale, one of the group who banded together last month to challenge the government’s initiative.

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