Monday, August 06, 2007

Only in Europe

From today's Wall Street Journal (article is public):

"The standoff has pushed this Scandinavian country to the forefront of a Europe-wide debate over piglet castration."

Apparently, piglets are castrated worldwide because if you don't, they are hard to control and the meat tastes funny. The practice has been traced back 4,000 years.  Apparently it costs $1.70 for a vet to do this humanely. The debate isn't over humane castration but whether piglet castration should be legal at all.

With all do respect to Europe, don't you have bigger issues to worry about than piglet castration? Terrorism? Population declines? European unity versus a loss of nationalism? Muslim migration?  The French? Any of these seem more important than piglet castration?

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