On behalf of chicken importers, Georg Southey pretends that claims of chicken dumping are "fake facts" (Rump and brisket are as different as wing and breast, April 25). Just like the EU, source of most of the chicken dumped in SA, which pretends dumping isn’t happening at all. Southey should visit retrenched workers and devastated communities in poor areas such as Hammarsdale in KwaZulu-Natal and tell them they haven’t really lost their jobs. He could explain to them that their misery is a "fake fact". He could tell them that chicken producers are not cutting production and planning further cutbacks because of chicken dumping. That it’s just a "fake fact". He could pretend that chicken imports, through the companies he represents, have not really increased exponentially in the past five years, sold as unwanted surplus below the cost of production — it’s all fake. He could explain that Statistics SA has got it wrong. Bone-in imports (leg quarters unwanted in the EU) did not go up fro...

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