Letter:Pigs in luxury

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The Independent Online
Sir: I am delighted that scientists have taken just one year to perfect the indoor en suite shower for pigs (report, 15 August).

It has taken organic farmers several thousand years to perfect their system for keeping pigs cool, but it involves a complex and unpredictable combination of wind, rain, mud, snow, sun and shade. I am worried that some of our sows will see the article and will demand that we install this novel technology. We will have no alternative but to agree, in exchange for them accepting life in a dark stall in a smelly building where the principal entertainment will be biting each others' tails, unless they've been chopped off already.

TIM FINNEY

Eastbrook Farm Organic Meats

Swindon, Wiltshire

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