Mud-shy pig given wellies
A pig in North Yorkshire, England, has been diagnosed
with mysophobia, a fear of dirt, and her owners have gone to extreme measures to
combat the phobia.
Cinderella's owners, Debbie and Andrew Keeble, were baffled by her
reluctance to hit the mud when she and her siblings were let out into the
fields. "When the batch ventured away from their mother, Cinders just stood at
the edge of her sty shaking while the others explored," said Debbie.
thought it was just that she didn't want to leave the sty or the sow, but we
soon noticed if we moved them to where there wasn't any mud, she happily left it
and roamed around without any nonsense."
Andrew, added, "We scratched
our heads a bit but then we thought, we wouldn't go in the mud bare-footed, so
why not try some wellies?" Cinderella's green wellies designed by a friend of
the couple, are made of rubber and have been created with no footwell so that
her trotters slip straight in.
Cinderella took to her trotterwear so
keenly that she has been recruited to act as a mascot in the campaign to
highlight the plight of British pig farmers.
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