This sounds like a candidate for one of former Sen. William Proxmire's Golden Fleece awards: Researchers at Kassel University in Germany have developed a polyurethane toy for pigs to play with to help release their aggression. The "WÃ¼hlkegel," (translation: "rooting cone"), a PU ball on a spring, is designed to relieve boredom and inactivity among captive pigs in order to improve animal welfare.
German scientists develop plastic toy for pigs
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