Shenzhen unable to eliminate health hazards from illegal abattoirsPosted: July 17, 2012
Illegal abattoirs shall be banned not only because of their poor sanitary conditions but most import of all because the pork from them has not been checked to ensure it is free of cysticercus celluloses
According to a report by Southern Metropolitan News, in the border forest between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, there are secret illegal abattoirs that use the dirty water there to wash pigs and lots of dirty unhealthy pork is sold on Shenzhen market.
Law enforcement teams have difficulties in eliminating them as they are easy to move and set up at very low cost. They need but a few pots and workers, but are very much profitable. They are popular because they charge only 10 yuan for processing one pig while a legal abattoir charges 30 yuan plus the charges for boiler, fuel, etc.
Analysts believe there are in addition problems that various law enforcement departments involved do not cooperate with one another but act alone and shirk responsibility to one another when problems emerge.