Chinese authorities have unleashed a troop of 100,000 ducks to fight about 400 billion locusts approaching China from the India-Pakistan border after the Pakistan government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, declared a national emergency for what he claims is “the worst locust attack in decades.”
Watch the video here released by China’s state-run news website CGTN showing thousands of ducks waddling down a road marching to war.
This is not the first time china is deploying these fighter ducks, in June 2018 1,000 ducks were sent to the Xinjiang area, which has dry weather conditions, to combat locusts following a similar invasion.
Kenya is one of the many countries facing these locust invasions, they are also said to be causing havoc in India and Pakistan which is now facing food shortage as most of their crops were destroyed.
The Kenyan government has so far been loosing the fight to control the locusts which first crossed the country’s borders in December 2019 from Somalia. Spraying pesticides has so far not been working.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya recently raised eyebrows when he asked Kenyans not to worry about the locusts as they would soon ‘die of old age’.
The United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) previously warned that the locusts could ravage more countries in Eastern Africa and threaten the livelihood of many more people