Danish pigs take plane to Russia
Danish farmers are facing tough animal welfare restrictions when it comes to
transporting their swine herds to the burgeoning market in
The rules include giving the animals 24 hours of rest
for every day they travel, The Copenhagen Post reported. So the farmers have
decided to ship 10,000 pigs by cargo plane over the next 12
be expensive," said Kent Skaaning of Dan-Invest, a group of Danish agricultural
investors. "It's far cheaper to drive them by truck. But we've chosen this
solution (flying) out of necessity."
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