TAIPEI (The China Post) — The opposition Kuomintang (KMT, 國民黨) on Thursday debuted a pink “piggy pickup truck” to protest against the import of ractopamine-fed U.S. pork.
The truck was adorned with huge ears and a pig snout, and is already set to be driven to Hsinchu on Saturday to gain more supporters for the anti-ractopamine referendum.
According to members of the KMT, the truck was originally a vehicle used during former President Ma Yin-jeou’s campaign for presidency.
He generously donated the car to the KMT, and it has now “evolved” into the new anti-ractopamine truck.
The KMT announced that the truck will be heading to Hsinchu on Saturday as part of their line-up for an anti-ractopamine event.
The truck will also be taken to Kaohsiung and Tainan later next week, and the KMT urged supporters to take photos and tag themselves to back up their cause.
The chairwoman of the KMT’s Culture and Communications Committee, Wang Yu-min (王育敏), also announced on Thursday that the website for the anti-ractopamine referendum was officially launched, and citizens are urged to fill out the form and send it back to the KMT.
The latest numbers can also be viewed at their website: https://noractopork.tw/
As of Wednesday evening, 88,157 signatures had been collected for the anti-ractopamine referendum.
The KMT hopes to collect 500,000 signatures before March 10 for the referendum to pass its threshold.