China. It’s the gift that keeps on taking. And then taking some more.
More than 262,000 pounds of prohibited meat products have been seized from the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport so far this year.
262,237 pounds of pork, chicken, beef and duck have been seized so far by agriculture specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency reported Monday.
It marks a 33% increase over the same period last year.
While basic shipments of needed products aren’t coming through, there’s always more room for diseased meat.
CBP has seen a “staggering” increase in the amount of prohibited meat coming from China which has been intercepted at the L.A. seaport.
In 2021, the CBP seized 786,000 pounds of prohibited animal products, an 80% increase from 2020.
Why is China dumping so much meat into America?
According to the USDA, animals in China can be affected by diseases such as African Swine Fever, Foot and Mouth Disease and Swine Vesicular Disease.
The illegal meat products were mostly found smuggled with boxes of e-commerce shipments and household goods, CBP reported.
There is a fear that countries whose animals are infected with ASF can spread the virus to cattle in the U.S., potentially crippling the domestic pork industry, CBP said.
Communist China always has an angle. And biowarfare appears to be the latest one. And, as usual, we’re letting them do this to us.
China won’t be satisfied until it destroys our domestic meat industry the way that it already destroyed our manufacturing industry.