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South Africans Upset Over Tax Hike on Favorite Meat: Chicken

South Africa’s government has raised taxes on imported chicken - a move that directly affects millions in a nation where inequality and poverty still are rife. The government says the move will protect local chicken producers and save jobs, but consumers say the change is ruffling their feathers. The humble chicken is South Africa’s favorite meat. South Africans ate nearly 1.8 million tons of chicken last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   A new tax on imported ...

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