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Old 29.07.2015, 16:48
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Swiss caught stealing French water for cows

Sensationalist clickbait title, I know but very close to the actual news - http://www.thelocal.ch/20150728/swis...-water-debacle
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Re: Swiss caught stealing French water for cows

ahahah my neck of the woods- it's chucking down with rain now- so no worries. In our local paper the other day, it was reported that the cows didn't like the lake water, be it from Neuchâtel, or from lac de Joux- despite being really thirsty. They get very suspicious if their water somehow tastes different to what they are used to- it took several days before they drank- but I don't think it would matter if the water was French or Swiss

Our Communes actually buys water legally from nearby France when we are short- but is investing in an expensive ultra-violet treatment plant so it has access to more local water.
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Re: Swiss caught stealing French water for cows

I'm sorry.....but I can't help myself.


Maybe the cows just insist on the "Swiss Quality" locally sourced water!

On a more serious note, many animals are sensitive to water changes. I used to travel widely to dog agility and obedience trials in the US and we always packed water with us. Our dogs also liked certain brands of widely available bottled water-- they were so spoiled! Some local water they did not like, but of course, we didn't either.
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Re: Swiss caught stealing French water for cows

My (farmer) neighbour told me that the cows did not drink the water from the various lakes because it contained an algae of some sort. That Swiss farmers paid a fortune to have this water airlifted to their animals and that eventually water from rivers (that weren't dried out) had to be brought in...


...I don't believe everything my neighbour says!
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