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   Undertoad  Friday Jun 29 08:43 AM

June 29, 2007: Pig toys



xoB gets another one, via Spluch. The EU has mandated that pigs have to have toys to play with and five Dutch artists have presented their unique ideas for pig playtoys.

Quote:
Musician Eva Meijer invented the "magical ball", containing of different layers each having a different taste or smell. "Pigs like destroying and they love to chew on things," she motivated her choice.

Artist Irma Horstman produced a chain with edible rings in various shapes and colours.

In addition, a pig seesaw called Piggy Wiggy was introduced. On this device, pigs can walk in their search for food.

Artist Sharon Geschiere introduced a wall containing elements that will intrigue the pigs' feeling senses.

Last but not least, a pig roulette was introduced.
When the EU regulations were first introduced, there was a lot of laughing (from people on the net, like us) and some crying (by pig farmers). The sense I get from the stories is that most farmers are already providing their pigs with toys for the benefit of it.




monster  Friday Jun 29 08:50 AM

They should give them more athletic equipment. Then the UK might get a little more Olympic Glory

Pig Olympics





odie number seven  Friday Jun 29 09:05 AM

Reminds me of the candy necklaces you can eat.



Undertoad  Friday Jun 29 09:12 AM

I think we need to see the pig roulette.



Coign  Friday Jun 29 11:05 AM

You want to see the pig roulette?





Shawnee123  Friday Jun 29 11:11 AM

Put the pork down. Step away from the pork. Slowly, slowly.



HungLikeJesus  Friday Jun 29 12:19 PM

That's handy! A keychain clip on the bottom of the grip, so you can always have your .44 magnum handy when you're driving around town.

Or is that the special limited edition model with built-in music box? Just wind it up and it plays "Nice Shot" or ?



monster  Friday Jun 29 01:35 PM

here's craps with pigs:




BigV  Friday Jun 29 02:09 PM

I have that game! It was called "Pig Out!" when I purchased it.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jun 29 04:58 PM

There's a version of Pig Out on the net but I think it cheats.



Elspode  Friday Jun 29 07:41 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
here's craps with pigs:

I own it as well...pig dice.


monster  Friday Jun 29 10:23 PM

Oh i'd forgotten -the Brit and American versions differ. When the two pigs are touching (and you lose all your points) it's called "Makin' Bacon" in the UK version, but something a little cleaner here -"Pig Out" maybe?



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 30 01:40 AM

Two different games, one you throw dice and one you through the pigs. The more I see the "big brother" rules being imposed by the EU, the more I wonder about it's future.



Medic63  Saturday Jun 30 06:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HLJ View Post
That's handy! A keychain clip on the bottom of the grip, so you can always have your .44 magnum handy when you're driving around town.

Or is that the special limited edition model with built-in music box? Just wind it up and it plays "Nice Shot" or ?
LOL

That's a photo of a pellet gun. I think that what you're seeing is part of the mechanism to secure the CO2 cartridge. It also may be intended to resemble a lanyard loop, a feature found on some police and military weapons, and many old guns as used by cowboys.


monster  Saturday Jun 30 10:01 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Two different games, one you throw dice and one you through the pigs.
Eh? You throw the pigs in both versions of the pig game, you throw the dice in craps. What's your point?
Quote:
The more I see the "big brother" rules being imposed by the EU, the more I wonder about it's future.
huh?

I'll have whatever you're smoking.....


Aliantha  Saturday Jun 30 10:09 PM

yep. just weird.

Nothing to see here. Just move along folks. lol



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 30 11:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
Eh? You throw the pigs in both versions of the pig game, you throw the dice in craps. What's your point?
Quote:
Pass the Pigs is a commercial version of the dice game, Pig
Each turn involves one player throwing two model pigs, each of which has a dot on one side only.
Quote:
PIG OUT is a party game in which players take a pig character (including Burnt out Boaris the drunken lout, Lady Gammon Steak a toffee nosed sow ...) and place them at the start which is at the center of a playing board that spirals outwards to the finish.
Players move from start to finish, based on dice rolls attempting to collect a total of six donuts on the way.
You were saying?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce
The more I see the "big brother" rules being imposed by the EU, the more I wonder about it's future.
Quote:
Originally Posted by monster
huh?
I'll have whatever you're smoking.....
Quote:
Pig farmers in Britain are worried about increasing government regulation as a European regulation requiring hogs to have access to "manipulable material" is about to be enshrined into U.K. law.
This is just one of the EU regulations, from beer in Germany to Denmark having to give Ireland the 900 year old ship they salvaged from a fjord a few years ago just because the timber came from Ireland, that grate on one country or another. If this sort of thing continues, I wonder how long the EU will survive.


monster  Sunday Jul 1 06:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
You were saying?
Oh, I see, sorry. I misunderstood your comment, I see now it was aimed at BigVs comment.


Quote:
This is just one of the EU regulations, from beer in Germany to Denmark having to give Ireland the 900 year old ship they salvaged from a fjord a few years ago just because the timber came from Ireland, that grate on one country or another. If this sort of thing continues, I wonder how long the EU will survive.

Fair point. However, your original comment was in the same paragraph so appeared to be about the games, not the pig care laws and that was a bit wtf.


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 1 06:19 PM

Your right, I just typed what I was thinking without giving context. My bad.



monster  Sunday Jul 1 06:23 PM

Nah, it was funny



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