In a recent Facebook posts and an article by the Daily Mail stated that beef exported to Africa from China were actually human meat.
Pictures first circulated on Facebook showing the meat and the factory where the meat was being produced. In the pictures shown chopped up human remains were seen and this led to a frenzy on the social media outlet.
It was also stated the press in Zambia claimed that people working in the factory were the ones that exposed their activities.
The press in Zambia gave two reasons why China would do such an inhuman thing.
– They believed that it was an easier way of disposing of their dead.
– It was cost effective for them to give this “meat” to the poor countries in Africa and reserve high quality real beef for the western countries that can afford what it costs.
The allegations were strongly denoed by the Chinese ambassador to Zambia Mr. Yang Iouming. The ambassador stated that the allegations were a malicious slander and that it was totally unacceptable to his people. He also expressed his indignation and condemnation of such an act.
Mr. Iouming also believed that it was a deliberate attempt to ruin the cordial relationship that existed between China and Zambia.
The Facebook user stated that people should avoid beef been sold in Africa if it came from China as human flesh was been used instead.
However, investigation into the matter by Snopes.com found that the pictures were actually from a marketing campaign for the video game Resident Evil 6 and that the pictures of flayed dead bodies were derived from the filming of the commercial for the video game in London’s Smithfield market.
The China ambassador to Zambia urged relevant authorities to carry out a full scale investigation into the matter as the fake news had gone a long way to tarnish relationships, the Zambian Deputy Minister of Defense however expressed his country’s sincere apologies to the Chinese government.
Source: My Healthy Book