Nappy disposal raises a stink in Germany

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1 July 2004, ELBINGERODE - Authorities in Germany Thursday ordered removal of scores of nappies filled with human excrement from fence posts in agricultural fields. The adult-size plastic nappies, obtained from a local nursing home, were attached to the fences in a bid to ward off marauding wild boars, said Lower Saxony Forestry Administration spokesman Michael Rudolph. "They were put there by well-meaning hunters at the request of local farmers who are plagued by boars that raid their crops," Rudolph said

1 July 2004

ELBINGERODE - Authorities in Germany Thursday ordered removal of scores of nappies filled with human excrement from fence posts in agricultural fields.

The adult-size plastic nappies, obtained from a local nursing home, were attached to the fences in a bid to ward off marauding wild boars, said Lower Saxony Forestry Administration spokesman Michael Rudolph.

"They were put there by well-meaning hunters at the request of local farmers who are plagued by boars that raid their crops," Rudolph said.

"I have to admit it is a rather unorthodox approach, the efficacy of which I'm rather dubious about," he added.

Local officials in the town of Elbingerode said the action violates health regulations for disposal of waste products from health-care institutions.

"Who knows what contagion these vile things contain," said local council head Gero Geisslreiter in ordering immediate removal and proper disposal.

DPA

Subject: German news

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