Sunday, June 15, 2008

Solution for Mud-Fearing Pig? Boots

Reuters: A piglet in Northern England who developed a phobia of mud has overcome its fear with the aid of some Wellington boots.
Cinders, a young saddleback pig, appeared to have a condition called mysophobia - a fear of dirt - having refused to wallow in the mud with her siblings.
Her owners had the idea of fitting her with the bespoke miniature footwear to help conquer her fear.
Debbie and Andrew Keeble run a sausage company in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
However, they have said that Cinders will be spared the butcher's knife and instead act as a mascot to the Farm Crisis Network which supports struggling farmers.

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