1 of 4 A photo taken by the New York Times shows an animal being slaughtered in a slaughterhouse in Beijing, China, on March 2, 2017.
REUTERS/Andy Wong/File Photo A photo taken and released by the NY Times shows a dog being slaughtered for meat at a meat processing factory in Beijing on March 3, 2017.(AFP Photo/Andy Wie) A dog being sold as beef is being slaughtered at a slaughter house in Beijing.(AFP PHOTO/Andy Wang) The New York Post reported in October that in some parts of China, animals are often killed for “pork, pork, pork” or “bacon” because the market is so crowded.
In November, China’s Ministry of Agriculture said it would start allowing farmers to use animals for human consumption.
The country also banned the slaughter of cats and dogs.
China has been a key source of pork, a major export to the US and Europe.
For decades, China has used the meat to make a wide range of goods.
Animal products like pork are the world’s largest source of animal protein, accounting for 30 percent of global consumption.
China is the world leader in the production and sale of pork and has one of the world, if not the world largest, pig-breeding operations.
China has the world first national pork production center in Shenzhen, China.
In July 2017, it opened its largest pig-processing facility, which can produce a ton of pork in a day.
In addition to pork, China is a major exporter of eggs, dairy products and soybeans.
A Chinese company has started exporting its first soybean and egg products to the United States and Europe, including beef, chicken, pork and beef jerky.
Hedge funds are investing in pig farms, and in 2016, China invested more than $2 billion in pig operations.
According to Bloomberg, China will export more than 4 million tons of pork next year.