What are you going to do? You’re a farmer in financial straights, your pigs are hungry and your best mate Friedhelm has just died. In this situation, some of us might go to pieces. But others, like German farmer Christian Roeben, simply feed pieces of our dead mate to the pigs and claim his pension. And then sell the pigs to the local butchers as organic, so that the whole village can feast on him. It’s good to be calm in a crisis, although admittedly the poor love was a bit shocked at first and did keep the corpse in the deep freezer for the first few weeks. Sadly for der Dummkopf, Friedhelm’s friends were suspicious of the disappearance, and a police investigation discovered poor Friedhelm had neither moved to a nursing home, nor later died and had his ashes buried in a nearby cemetery as Roeben had said. Lies will always catch up with you, especially ones of the porkie nature.
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