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Swimming in profit

Swimming in profit

Pigs can’t fly. But on a farm in Hunan province they have been showing that they can dive, at least. Hoggery boss Huang Demin has devised a new strategy for improving the taste of the pork he sells. According to the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald the farmer has his hogs doing high-diving exercises (see photo). He claims it improves their immune system and increases their food intake (and thus their growth rate). Consumers seem to agree. In the local market Huang’s pork sells for three times as much as the non-diving variety. His pig-diving antics have also turned the village into something of a tourist attraction.

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