Immigrant-boys mistreatment of pigs on a visit to farms in Aarhus got the municipality to intervene and remove the animals.
At Aarhus Municipality visits agricultural Natursamarbejdet near Gellerupparken some children are sad that the funny pigs have been removed.
The explanation so far has been that they were removed for a neighbor, the environment and animal welfare. But behind the word welfare hiding brutal mistreatment of pigs – typically stoning. In one case had a piglet killed after the children of a different ethnic background than Danish had stuck a stick in it.
“In the area out there, there are children of different ethnic origins, which unfortunately does not like pigs. They thought it was fun to throw stones at the pigs, “said municipal biologist Niels Jørgen Friis.
He says that both visitors, the site ranger and neighbors repeatedly informed the municipality that it was boys with immigrant background who was behind the abuse that took place, the municipality said stop in 2011.
“It is an unpleasant phenomenon that we could vouch for,” says Friis.
Of the collaboration leader, Carsten Drasbæk, says he tried to protect the pigs from abuse.
“We protected pigs hut with wire fence so they could be alone for stones and other missiles.”
But the attacks continued, and the pigs are now missing.
“They were our most popular animals for most visitors. And we were happy to be able to show how the pigs could live a natural life, “he says and adds that also rabbits, chickens, lambs and sheep have been abused.