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(Chicago Sun-Times)   British farmers ordered to put toys in pens to keep pigs entertained   ( divider line
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2003-01-31 09:19:19 AM  
pig pong?
2003-01-31 09:20:05 AM  
How are they going to fit a toy in a pen. And why do cops need to be entertained?

/old news
2003-01-31 09:21:05 AM  
2003-01-31 09:23:47 AM  
This ought to keep them occupied for a while...

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2003-01-31 09:27:23 AM  
I assume they mean "footballs" as the European usage of the word, and not the American football, i.e. "pigskin," because that would be, well, morbid to have the pigs occupying themselves with those, if you think about it.
2003-01-31 09:27:53 AM  
In other news...Anna Nicole Smith....
2003-01-31 09:28:34 AM  
Just give them more donuts
2003-01-31 09:28:41 AM  
Now that they have finally dealt with that bored pig problem maybe they can get around to smaller problems like that escalating crime rate and insane immigration policies. You have to have priorities.
2003-01-31 09:30:03 AM  
You know, if there's one thing I hate, it's sitting down for breakfast and feeling like my bacon wasn't properly entertained. It really brings the whole meal down.
2003-01-31 09:33:58 AM  
A happy pig makes better bacon.

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we're nothin' but knuckles, shanks and bacon.
2003-01-31 09:34:56 AM  
I read this as British farmers ordered to put toys in PENIS to keep pigs entertained

No that would be dedication to your career!!!
2003-01-31 09:35:40 AM  
Well, it's cute, and therefore I support it. =)
I just hope they don't make a law ordering people to put those little sweaters on their dogs. I abhor people who do that. *shudder*
2003-01-31 09:38:48 AM  
The official added, "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."

B0rg9 Gotta love the pretty, red pig bow...
2003-01-31 09:39:36 AM  
Hit them with baseball bats every once in awhile. That keeps pigs happy!
2003-01-31 09:44:08 AM  
What the hell is happening to Europe?
2003-01-31 09:47:07 AM  
Looks kind of like that lady from those Old Navy commercials.
2003-01-31 09:52:35 AM  
pigs might even have a natural aptitude for footie, or porkie or whatever ud call it
2003-01-31 09:55:40 AM  
Noooooooooo, England hasn't turned into a nanny state at all.

So if Richard Gere visits England, will he have to cram a Habitrail up his rectum to keep his gerbil happy?
2003-01-31 09:57:39 AM  
In the Bahama's nanny means to shiat. Maybe it's a shiat state?
2003-01-31 09:58:14 AM  
Why don't they just play "hide the salami" with the pigs, like they do down in Tennessee.
2003-01-31 09:59:04 AM  
If Richard Gere visits England I think he'll won't have room for a Habitrail what with all the boots people will be putting up there.
2003-01-31 10:05:42 AM  
GIS for "pig toys":

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Oh, and we can't forget:

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"My eyes! The goggles, they do nothing!"
2003-01-31 10:15:19 AM  
what do you expect when you put people who know nothing about pig raising in charge of pig raising other peoples pigs...that is socialism at its finest, That is why the soviet union had to import pork
2003-01-31 10:27:36 AM  
I suggest giant rubber doughnuts.
2003-01-31 10:28:08 AM  
2003-01-31 11:08:51 AM  
What the hell. Why not? I mean if your job is basically to get eaten then getting a pink or green ball to knock around is hardly great compensation.
2003-01-31 11:11:50 AM  
British parliament ordered to put Goatman264 in Buckingham Palace to keep monarchy entertained.
2003-01-31 11:48:45 AM  
"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 color ones will do. These rules are based on good welfare."

and the brits wonder their former colonies laugh at them...
2003-01-31 11:53:26 AM  
When's someone going to put something in my pen for ME to play with?
2003-01-31 12:26:32 PM  
And this is actually a crock of shiat invented by British tabloids in order to stir up hatred against European Unions. Why shouldn't they? Truth always hurted their sales figure.
2003-01-31 03:57:12 PM  
"Pigs get very unhappy if they're not stimulated and start biting each other."

Farkers get the same way without new posts. Rowr.

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2003-01-31 04:04:43 PM  
One word describes this and that word is---- RETARDED.
2003-01-31 04:59:42 PM  
I guess they weren't as happy as a pig in shiat after all.
2003-01-31 08:47:34 PM  
I think this is a great idea. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big meat eater but have always thought that these factory farms are horrid. I mean, OK, we're gonna raise these cows and such to be our tasty burgers, but at least give the little fellas a decent life - however short it may be.

Give chickens the chance to scratch in the dirt, pigs the chance to wallow, cows to really be like those phony California Cheese commercials rather than locked in a dank, dirty pen their entire lives.

Pigs are very intelligent animals - smarter than dogs, they say. I'm still gonna enjoy pork chops, ribs, bacon and ham, but what's it gonna hurt to give the pigs an enjoyable life before they become our food?

You go, you limey Brits! Whoo hoo!
2003-01-31 09:15:50 PM  
Stupid EU. Next thing the pigs will start demanding cable so they can play Counterstrike.
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