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Taiwan to ‘Potty Train’ Pigs

Written by PETA | January 20, 2011

Potty-training factory-farmed animals in an effort to curb pollution? That’s what Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration is proposing. Last week, the government agency said that it wants to train free-range pigs to urinate and defecate in certain areas in order to prevent them from relieving themselves in (and thereby polluting) rivers and streams.

The problem is, the tremendous amount of waste produced by the 6 million pigs raised and killed annually in Taiwan still must be disposed of somehow. And this measure doesn’t even begin to address pigs’ carbon emissions. According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is a leading contributor to climate change

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Maybe the Taiwanese government should take the lead globally and say, “Enough is enough.” The best way to curb waste and pollution and slow climate change is to say bye-bye to factory farms

Written by Joseph Mayton

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  • Carla* says:

    These Taiwanese people are brutal how they murder these innocent beings it’s unbelievable. You can see it on You-tube. Disgusting humans!!


    I love Paul McCartney’s comments about living as a vegetarian. He and deceased wife Linda raised thier family on a vegetarian farm. God bless them! Paul stated that “if slaughter houses had windows, no one would eat animals.” WOW, that says it all. I pray every day of my life that humans will stop killing and mistreating our wonderful and blessed animals, fish, birds, all of God’s creatures. Let’s get animals, fish and fowl, and all dairy products out of grocery stores and out of the American/World diet!

  • nancy says:

    This is so sad. Not only are these animals suffering tremendously on factory farms but now they will be forced to learn unnatural behaviors. I’m sure the training techniques won’t be gentle and supportive. I think justice would be if these people were treated how they treat the animals in factory farms.