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German farmer puts cow in diapers


October 10, 2014, Mainz, Germany – Definitely one for the weird files, two cows wore extra-large custom-made diapers as a German farmer staged a protest against European Union rules this week.

Regulations forbid manure from areas with a gradient of more than 15 per cent in a bid to prevent groundwater from being polluted with nitrate from fertilizer. Bavarian dairy farmer Johann Huber is among those who fear enforcing that will limit their use of steep hillsides. READ MORE