Giving A New Meaning To Government Pork
Giving A New Meaning To Government Pork: Oh boy, don’t let the animal rights whackos in the US see this…
“FARMERS (in Britain) throughout the country have 90 days to put a toy in every pigsty or face up to three months in jail. The new ruling from Brussels, which is to become law in Britain next week, is to keep pigs happy and prevent them chewing each other.
Official instructions to farmers are to give pigs “environmental enrichment” by providing “manipulable material”, which the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs last night defined as balls.
A spokesman said: “We mean footballs and basketballs. Farmers may also need to change the balls so the pigs don’t get tired with the same one. Different colour ones will do. These rules are based on good welfare. We don’t want to come across as the nanny state, but the important thing is to see pigs happy in their environment and they like to forage with their noses.”
You know what the most grating thing about this for British farmers must be? It didn’t even come from their own government, the bureaucrats at the EU came up with this idiocy =D I’d love to be a fly on the wall at one of those pig farms when a salty British farmer was told that he was going to have to give his pigs toys to play with…hahaha…