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Oniony pig farts legal, court rules
The Local ^ | 22 Dec 11 10:29 CET

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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: farming; flatulence; napl; pork
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1 posted on 12/27/2011 2:26:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
"Oniony pig fart"

Didn't think I'd read a headline like that when I woke this morning.

2 posted on 12/27/2011 2:28:30 PM PST by steveo
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To: steveo

Feed them garlic and you would have some great tasting meat.


3 posted on 12/27/2011 2:30:02 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Olog-hai

that could make for some good, onion-infused pork...


4 posted on 12/27/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: Olog-hai
Whew, that's a relief! For a minute there I thought I might have to report my 12-year old son to the authorities.
5 posted on 12/27/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like global warming activists - anti-animal methane nonsense to me.

I bet the infused onion makes some great bacon and chops!


6 posted on 12/27/2011 2:31:24 PM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: ghost of nixon

you beat me too it!


7 posted on 12/27/2011 2:32:13 PM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: Olog-hai

Pigs are amazing creatures. They take all that slop that nobody wants to eat and they turn it into mmmMMMmmmmmBACON! < drool >


8 posted on 12/27/2011 2:33:27 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder what they would prefer the pig farts smell like?


9 posted on 12/27/2011 2:35:59 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: goseminoles

BTTT.


10 posted on 12/27/2011 2:36:30 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: Olog-hai
I thought this was about Whoopie Goldberg on The View.

Then again, it could have been about Congress.....

11 posted on 12/27/2011 2:36:52 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Olog-hai

Who run Bartertown?


12 posted on 12/27/2011 2:37:57 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t care what you feed ‘em, if you’re downwind of a hogfarm, you better have a gas mask!


13 posted on 12/27/2011 2:38:30 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Olog-hai

Somehow I’d expect onion to only improve the odor in question here.


14 posted on 12/27/2011 2:41:19 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Olog-hai

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.


15 posted on 12/27/2011 2:44:00 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: SuzyQue

Cabbage farts.


16 posted on 12/27/2011 2:44:12 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: steveo

“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.


17 posted on 12/27/2011 2:44:41 PM PST by jessduntno (The Republican elite hates him, Rove hates him, Boehner hates him, liberals hate him. It's Newt!)
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To: SuzyQue

Sauerkraut?


18 posted on 12/27/2011 2:44:41 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Olog-hai
Oniony pig farts legal, court rules

If they outlaw oniony pig farts, only outlaw pigs will have oniony farts.

19 posted on 12/27/2011 2:45:15 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Lunching farts??


20 posted on 12/27/2011 2:50:53 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: gov_bean_ counter; donhunt

I guess my point is that pig farms smell awful anyway. Doesn’t seem like onions would make it better or worse.


21 posted on 12/27/2011 2:51:16 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: goseminoles

I don’t know how kimchi farts auto corrected to lunching farts.. lol.. lunching farts doesn’t make sense unless you are Barney Frank.


22 posted on 12/27/2011 2:56:30 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Olog-hai
1,500 pigs

The only smell I think that is worse than a pig farm would be the containment pond at a chicken farm...of course they also use that heavily fertilized liquid to irrigate their corn fields.
23 posted on 12/27/2011 2:59:08 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: SuzyQue
Know what you meant. Have spent more than my share of time around pig farms. But controlling the scent of pig flatulence is just the type thing I would expect from Germans.
24 posted on 12/27/2011 2:59:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Olog-hai

Wouldn’t bother me. I have a bulldog.

And two teen boys.


25 posted on 12/27/2011 3:01:20 PM PST by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Olog-hai

Pig fart Ping


26 posted on 12/27/2011 3:03:08 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: gitmo
Nothing could be worse than soccer shin guards. Those always went in the topper (nonnegotiable).
27 posted on 12/27/2011 3:07:10 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: steveo

I think that is a good name for Michelle.

Suits her.

“Is that the Oniony Pig Fart heading on another vacation?’


28 posted on 12/27/2011 3:08:21 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Slings and Arrows
I didn't wake up this morning expecting to see an article title like this.
29 posted on 12/27/2011 3:08:56 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: SuzyQue

How could they tell the difference from say a deutsche football team? Methane is methane, and onions are onions.


30 posted on 12/27/2011 3:16:47 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Olog-hai

“...Onions could still be banned as pig food, if the council proves they are responsible for the distinctive farts....”

They need to call Azz Venturi, Fart Detective.


31 posted on 12/27/2011 3:17:34 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

People who want to “live in the country” but not BE in the country-— so therefore locals MUST change. Happens all the time in the US particularly to hunters and horsepeople.


32 posted on 12/27/2011 3:18:46 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SuzyQue

Some people just like to complain, I guess.


33 posted on 12/27/2011 3:19:30 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: edpc

Masterblaster run Bartertown!


34 posted on 12/27/2011 3:20:43 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
There were several pig farms that got harassed by developers in my valley because the rich folks didn't like the smell of a pig farm near their fancy new houses. It seemed pretty unfair to me a family farm minding their business for generations and suddenly they are the problem because high end homes go up around them. I have nothing again beautiful homes or pig farms but it seemed that the pig farmer gets porked in such situations.
35 posted on 12/27/2011 3:21:46 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Olog-hai

Their regular gaseous emissions are better? How could they tell?


36 posted on 12/27/2011 3:26:00 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Olog-hai; Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro

Ich bin ein Blurred-eyeliner


37 posted on 12/27/2011 3:27:39 PM PST by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Tagliner)
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To: Olog-hai

Squealing at both ends. Yeah, buddy!


38 posted on 12/27/2011 3:35:00 PM PST by RichInOC ("Stampeding hogs." "That's not much of a crime." "Through the Grand Mosque?" "Kinky. Sign here.")
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To: Olog-hai

I;m always amused by those humongous, run-together words of which the Germans are so fond. I’m sitting here trying to puzzle through just how they’d write “oniony pig farts,” lol.

Zweibel-schweinegefurzen?


39 posted on 12/27/2011 3:35:44 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Olog-hai

Onion fart threads make me laugh ‘til I cry.


40 posted on 12/27/2011 3:48:57 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Way back in the pioneer/homesteading days, pigs would sometimes be pastured with cattle and horses and gladly ate whatever the livestock dropped along with their constant rooting for anything edible. Maybe a month before fall butchering they were given corn to flush things out, so to speak. A fart scented with onions doesn’t sound so bad.


41 posted on 12/27/2011 3:49:01 PM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: goseminoles

My thought, exactly! A shoulder roast that needs no savories? Excellent!


42 posted on 12/27/2011 4:00:53 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a tyrannical and violent POLITICAL ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: traditional1

Oder in the court! Oder in the court!


43 posted on 12/27/2011 4:04:25 PM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: mikrofon

Good thing I checked your TO line else I was sending it to Chaz.

Classic, mikrofon...classic.


44 posted on 12/27/2011 4:05:14 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a tyrannical and violent POLITICAL ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: mikrofon; Olog-hai; Charles Henrickson

Chive talkin’.


45 posted on 12/27/2011 4:26:12 PM PST by martin_fierro (Les Oinknons)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; martin_fierro; Charles Henrickson
GERMAN JELLY DONUT
>> PING <<
No real Berliners, please.
The List of Ping Lists


46 posted on 12/27/2011 5:41:24 PM PST by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Pinglister)
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To: Olog-hai

Zem Tschörmens, zey are zo strange.


47 posted on 12/27/2011 6:02:12 PM PST by Sarajevo
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
When they complained about it, the farmer searched for some cheap, smelly food to send the whiners crying to the “city” authorities.

Remarkably slow in acting

"The farmer has been feeding his 1,500 pigs several cubic meters of onions every week for the past 14 years"

48 posted on 12/27/2011 6:18:12 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: USMCPOP

They need to call Azz Venturi, Fart Detective.

____________________________________________________

Kindest Sir,
That right thar is FUNNY ~ I dunt care who yaare.

It was so funny, I snorted a piece of thumbprint cookie OUTTA MY NOSE ~
Oh I need an oygen mask so I can breath ~!
LMAO


49 posted on 12/27/2011 7:16:57 PM PST by simplesimon (You are entitled to your own opinions but not your own "facts"...........)
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To: goseminoles

That is probably why he is feeding them onions.The meat will pick up the taste of the diet.


50 posted on 12/27/2011 7:59:16 PM PST by chris_bdba
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