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Farmer investigated for selling wagyu cattle sperm to smuggler

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Free trade at its best.

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Keep wagyu cattle sperm in Japan!!!!

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I must have missed the question where customs asks if I’m carrying any cattle sperm or eggs with me.

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Excuses & excuses & excuses. some people will do anything for money.

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Oh me, that's all we need now: China to start producing Japanese beef! No sankyu da yo.

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Isn’t it great to have a crime story about sperm for once, which doesn’t use the tired old euphemism of ‘bodily fluids’

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He must have looked super suspicious to get stopped...

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Smuggling sperm..

Now that's new, not cocaine right?

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"Every sperm is sacred..."

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There really isn't anything special about wagyu. It's not even one specific breed in Japan. Further, you can create a Kobe beef steer with any steer. All Japanese beef cattle is wagyu but not all wagyu becomes Kobe beef.

There is some evidence of genetic separation into the Wagyu genetic strain as much as 35000 years ago. Modern Wagyu cattle are the result of crossing of the native cattle in Japan with imported breeds. Crossing began in 1868 after the Meiji restoration in that year. The government wanted to introduce Western food habits and culture. Brown Swiss, Devon, Shorthorn, Simmental, Ayrshire, and Korean cattle were imported during this period. The infusions of these British, European and Asian breeds were closed to outside genetic infusions in 1910.

http://wagyu.org/breed-info/what-is-wagyu/

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I think ignorance of the law could work here. Who would've thought you can't sell "seeds." Why is selling flower "sperm" (seeds) legal but not cow? Hate to be the inspector....

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Wagyu Sperm? It's just beef with light mayonnaise.

Anyway, this actually reminds me of colostrum that i have been looking for in UK and in Japan, but heard it's illegal in UK, but i guess not in Japan.

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juminRheeToday 03:41 am JST

I think ignorance of the law could work here. Who would've thought you can't sell "seeds." Why is selling flower "sperm" (seeds) legal but not cow? Hate to be the inspector....

You can't just carry seeds or plants into a foreign country either, it is much more actively enforced than.. this.

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