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Amsterdam airport officials employed a herd of pigs to stop birds flying into plane engines, risking crashes and engine damage

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam launched a pilot program to find out whether pigs might be able to help ward off birds on airport grounds. Courtesy Schiphol / Varkens
Pigs were used to fend off birds around the main international airport of the Netherlands.
The pilot program launched in Amsterdam was established to reduce the number of bird strikes.
About 20 farm animals were used to chase away larger birds from aircrafts.
In Amsterdam, pigs were recently used to help fend off birds from airport grounds. About 20 farm animals were used to chase off larger birds, such as geese...
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