Skip to comments.Oniony pig farts legal, court rules
Posted on 12/27/2011 2:25:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
A court in the northern German town of Osnabrück has ruled that a farmer is allowed to feed his pigs vast quantities of raw onions, despite complaints from neighbors about their eye-watering gaseous emissions.
The farmer has been feeding his 1,500 pigs several cubic meters of onions every week for the past 14 years, but city authorities ordered him to stop, and threatened to fine him 2,500 (US$3,267), after locals complained of the resulting pungent porcine farts.
The council justified its decision on the grounds that planning permission for the pigsty forbade strong-smelling foods, e.g. kitchen waste.
But the court overturned the decision, saying that the city council had imposed the penalty on the assumption that the onions were to blame for the stink without providing sufficient evidence.
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Didn't think I'd read a headline like that when I woke this morning.
Feed them garlic and you would have some great tasting meat.
that could make for some good, onion-infused pork...
Sounds like global warming activists - anti-animal methane nonsense to me.
I bet the infused onion makes some great bacon and chops!
you beat me too it!
Pigs are amazing creatures. They take all that slop that nobody wants to eat and they turn it into mmmMMMmmmmmBACON! < drool >
I wonder what they would prefer the pig farts smell like?
Then again, it could have been about Congress.....
Who run Bartertown?
I don’t care what you feed ‘em, if you’re downwind of a hogfarm, you better have a gas mask!
Somehow I’d expect onion to only improve the odor in question here.
It sounds like some city folk moved to the country to get away from it all and found there was a different “it all” already there. When they complained about it, the farmer searched for some cheap, smelly food to send the whiners crying to the “city” authorities.
Similar things have been happening in the US too with similar results. When you move to the country, you should expect things to be (and smell) different. You should not expect the country folk to cater to your wishes at the expense of their livelihood.
“Didn’t think I’d read a headline like that when I woke this morning. “
Know what you mean. It’s usually at least Thursday before the oniony pig fart stories appear.
If they outlaw oniony pig farts, only outlaw pigs will have oniony farts.