Farmer Potty Training Pigs 50% Lower Water Pollution (Video)

In Taiwan's 6.5 million pigs are a bad source of river pollution.But one Taiwanese farmer has found that potty training is pigs goes a long way in both conserving water and keeping it clean. He's trained all his hogs to use a litter box,and has had such great results that he's starting to advocate the practice to other farmers.

Earth Times reports that Chang Chung-tou,The owner of Shantung Animal Husbandry Farm in Yunlin county,started to train his hogs 6 years ago after neighbors complained about the stench and pollution coming from the pig waste.He then set up small litter boxes - about 13 Feet by 19 feet for every 40 pigs - and he trains them while young to use them.

The Pig litter boxes have wire mesh so the urine Can seep through,and the fecal matter is vacuumed by a special machine so the area is kept waste-free. The farmer has realized a 50% savings in water use.But possibly even more importantly, the success of his efforts has not only helped him avoid fines for pollution by environmental authorities, but the authorities are encouraging other farmers to follow his lead and start training their own piglets.







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