Farmers To Begin ‘Mass Slaughter’ Of Animals Due To High Feed Cost

from The mass slaughter of millions of farm animals across the world is expected to push food prices to their highest ever levels. Farmers across the world have begun a mass slaughter of their pig and cattle herds because they cannot afford the cost of feed, which has soared following the worst US drought in living memory, according to a report published on Wednesday. Experts at investment bank Rabobank warn that the mass “herd liquidation” will contribute to a 14% jump in the price of the average basket of food [in the United Kingdom] by next summer.

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