|Pigs jumping into pool|
(Scroll down for video) One farmer has caused controversy after a video was uploaded that showed the farmer forcing his livestock of pigs to jump from a diving platform into a pool below.
The farmer from central China's Hunan province, claims that diving helps the pigs improve immunity to disease while improving the quality of the pork.
Huang Demin, has built a 3 meter tall wooden diving platform close to their pen, so that his livestock can dive into the pool on a daily basis.
Most of the time, Demin has to push the pigs off from the platform, because most of the pigs seem to
dislike the experience. Demin forces them to jump because he believes that diving can help pigs eat more and grow faster. They also taste better after they are slaughtered.
Demin has an economic motivation as well. He sells pork from the pigs that dive daily for three times the price of normal market pigs.
His handmade pig jumping platform became a tourist attraction.