Farmers put diapers on their cows after government tells them where they can relieve themselves (video)By Mason White 1:45 PM October 17, 2014
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A group of farmers in Germany, forced their cows to wear diapers in order to protest a government decision that regulates where they are allowed to defecate.
The EU Commission wants to regulate where cows can deposit their waste in order to protect underground fresh water.
The Bavarian Farmers Association is protesting the new rule. As part of the protest, the farmers wrapped plastic sheets around their cows’ bottoms.
They said that they would have used regular pampers, but the stores do not sell them in large sizes to fit their cows. The new regulations will restrict cows from grazing in the Bavarian alpine farms.
A spokesperson for the EU Commission in Munich, said that many underground water wells are above the acceptable threshold of nitrate pollution, sparking the new rules.