Swiss voters reject proposal to end dehorning of cows

FILE PHOTO: Cows without horns eat hay, ahead of a national vote on the horned cow initiative (Hornkuh-Initiative), at Stefan Gilgen's farm in Oberwangen, Switzerland, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

GENEVA (Reuters) – Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to subsidize farmers who let the horns on their cows and goats grow rather than removing them with a red-hot iron in a procedure which critics say causes pain. Three-quarters of Swiss cows, a national symbol and tourist attraction, are dehorned or genetically hornless. Hornless animals […]

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