Even China’s badger farmers can’t escape impact of US trade war



Mandy Zuo | South China Morning Post

The two farmers from northern China breed and farm badgers for the luxury consumer goods market, which uses the animals’ bristles and hair to make brushes.

They run separate operations but are both leaders in their field and have been held up as examples for other farmers, featuring two years ago in Chinese state television programmes showing how agricultural businesses can innovate their way to a bigger income.

Jing, from Qinglong county in Hebei province, claims the title of China’s largest badger farmer and produces more than 6,000 of the animals a year.

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