Ica shop boycotts Danish pork
Danish pork is being boycotted by an Ica supermarket in Gothenburg, following the many reports on resistant bacteria and pigs kept in bad conditions.
The shop manager Andreas Gunrup made the decision after being fed up with years of reports about the poor conditions in Danish pig farms. His Ica shop in Sannegårdshamnen, Hisingen, will no longer sell fresh pork from Denmark.
The decision was posted on the shop’s Facebook page, and has now been viewed over 25,000 times.
Andreas Gunrup wrote:
“The reason the Danish pig farmers can maintain their low prices is because they ignore EU regulations and animal protection, they ignore antibiotics resistance and risk of infection, they simply don’t care about the wellbeing of both pigs and consumers. They aim for short-sighted profit optimization by producing enormous amounts. The consumers – we – respond by liking the low prices, buying more and more and so the vicious circle is locked. Now we think it is time to break this trend.”
Danish pork is often much cheaper than pork from Sweden, which is one of the main reasons for its popularity.
“The Swedish alternatives are a couple of ten kronor coins more expensive. But it’s worth it if you know that the Swedish meat producers place higher demands on how the animals are kept. Sweden still has a way to go, but it is at least significantly better than in Denmark,” said Andreas Gunrup to local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.