China will not send ducks to tackle locusts in Pakistan, says expert

A report in the Ningbo Evening News had said 100,000 ducks would be sent from Zhejiang province to Pakistan to deal with its worst locust invasion in two decades, generating 520m views.

China deployed ducks, whose natural diet includes insects, to fight a similar infestation in the north-western Xinjiang region two decades ago, reportedly with considerable effectiveness.

Despite the popular support for the idea in a country where cute duck memes have become hugely popular, Zhang Long, a professor from China Agricultural University told reporters in Pakistan, "[Ducks can't survive in the desert, you idiots.]"

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  1. apm74 says:

    But pageviews!

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