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Old 28.09.2012, 15:47
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Re: Where are the pigs?

What an eye opener for me! I have never heard of pigs being kept in concrete bunkers or any other place than the great outdoors. True, I never saw pigs here, but I assumed it was because people love the look of cows and sheep more.
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Old 28.09.2012, 15:48
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Re: Where are the pigs?

They simply flew away ....

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Old 28.09.2012, 16:02
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They simply flew away ....
Well actually I heard that one went to market, one stayed at home, one had roast beef, one went hungry and the last one wet himself on the way home.
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Old 28.09.2012, 17:00
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Re: Where are the pigs?

There's quite a large farm field just adjacent to the A2 near Aarau that is often home to pigs housed in small tin shelters described earlier.
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Old 28.09.2012, 18:18
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Re: Where are the pigs?

There are a couple of pigs along with goats and one or two other animals next to the railway between Baden and Zurich,but I think they must be pets .
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Old 28.09.2012, 18:21
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Well actually I heard that one went to market, one stayed at home, one had roast beef, one went hungry and the last one wet himself on the way home.
Early farming efforts consisted of shelters made from straw or wood, but these were of little deterent to lupine predators. Subsequent development of brick-based housing methods ensured better protection for the porcine population.


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Early farming efforts consisted of shelters made from straw or wood, but these were of little deterent to canine predators.
Lupine.

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Old 28.09.2012, 19:13
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Early farming efforts consisted of shelters made from straw or wood, but these were of little deterent to canine predators. Subsequent development of brick-based housing methods ensured better protection for the porcine population.

sure?
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Old 29.09.2012, 15:07
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Re: Where are the pigs?

Problem solved!
This is where they are.....

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Old 30.09.2012, 17:18
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Old 30.09.2012, 18:07
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Re: Where are the pigs?

In the older days ,lots of pigs wher on the loose in zuerich niderdorf and langstrasse ,very often I had "schwein gha"
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Re: Where are the pigs?

In my village here .... oops, sorry, I`m not supposed to refer to my small town as a village (inclined to get carried away and get too much into the "folksy" manner).

In my town in Switzerland, where I live, all the houses had (up to a few years ago) a little place outside the backdoor where the pig lived. It was fed scraps from the kitchen and vegetable garden, and when big and fat enough was slaughtered, and the housewife made sausages, and smoked the rest, for eating in winter. At slaughter time the pig was taken to the local butcher who did the killing part. Friends of mine remember taking pig, on a lead, down to the butcher, and returning with a small wagon to bring the carcass home to mother.

I`m just thinking, while writing this, how traumatised modern day kids would be if they had to do that! Meat comes from supermarkets, neatly package . Eggs come from a factory. And milk - somehow - comes from cows?
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Re: Where are the pigs?

Oh yes ... and herds of pigs would be regularly walked thru those narrow cobbled alleyways to eat the shite and other rubbish that was tossed out of the upstairs windows of houses - they kept the town clean!
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In my village here .... oops, sorry, I`m not supposed to refer to my small town as a village (inclined to get carried away and get too much into the "folksy" manner).

In my town in Switzerland, where I live, all the houses had (up to a few years ago) a little place outside the backdoor where the pig lived. It was fed scraps from the kitchen and vegetable garden, and when big and fat enough was slaughtered, and the housewife made sausages, and smoked the rest, for eating in winter. At slaughter time the pig was taken to the local butcher who did the killing part. Friends of mine remember taking pig, on a lead, down to the butcher, and returning with a small wagon to bring the carcass home to mother.

I`m just thinking, while writing this, how traumatised modern day kids would be if they had to do that! Meat comes from supermarkets, neatly package . Eggs come from a factory. And milk - somehow - comes from cows?
Pig farms are no longer allowed feed their pigs scraps, and cows don't munch grass anymore.

Going back to the original question. Last year, in spring, I was in the Lake District and we also went to Wales. The hillsides were thickly dotted with sheep. In fact most of the UK is dotted with sheep, millions of them, that's one of the reasons why some areas don't have any trees. Sheep are the luckiest of animals because they can't (yet, presumably) be put into a prison.

We all eat more pork than we do lamb - sausages, bacon, ham, roast, chops and so on. And yet - neither the hillsides or the fields are dotted with pigs - of which we eat more. They are all in prisons.

I didn't see any chickens either and there must be tens of millions of those because we all eat chicken, parts of chicken and eggs for example, almost daily, even in cakes, biscuits, ice-cream and so on. Where are they at home?
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Old 30.09.2012, 19:56
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What an eye opener for me! I have never heard of pigs being kept in concrete bunkers or any other place than the great outdoors. True, I never saw pigs here, but I assumed it was because people love the look of cows and sheep more.
Are you serious?
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