Threat of extinction drives pigs to Stuttgart
A remarkable collection of pigs, sheep, goats and even donkeys were
paraded through the centre of the German city of Stuttgart last week, during a
protest to raise the awareness for the extinction of rare livestock
Protesters gathered as several UN congresses on biological diversity will be
held in the former West German capital of Bonn this month, the German
agricultural website Proplanta reported.
In downtown Stuttgart, members
of the public were informed about the theme of extinction of livestock
varieties, as the changing of consumption and production patterns have caused
many predominantly landraces to get close to
According to the protesters, of the
6,500 livestock species, registered at the world food organisation FAO, already
740 have become extinct and for another 40% it is feared the same might
About 20 pigs from the rare 'Schwäbisch-Hällisch' Landrace were
present in downtown Stuttgart. Pictures of the event can be found here.
â€¢ UN Convention on
â€¢ Proplanta (in German)
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