IN BRIEF

30 November 2001




IN BRIEF

uAN UNLIKELY catalogue of disasters left two Hungarian farmers dead and a third seriously injured when they attempted to slaughter a pig. The first man tried to electrocute the pig but instead managed to electrocute and kill himself, reported the web-site Ananova. The second was so shocked that he had a heart attack and died, while the third electrocuted himself trying to unplug the homemade pig stunner. Reports say that the pig remains alive and well.

uCOUNTRYSIDE campaigners in England are planning to charter planes from Stansted to Edinburgh to transport people up for a protest march about land reform and hunting. The protest – which is called "March on the Mound" and described as an event for freedom in the countryside – will take place on Dec 16. Organisers have invited everyone who had booked a coach for the cancelled Countryside March on London. &#42


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