Did you know that pigs in Spain outnumbered inhabitants by 3,5 millions???
NOTE FROM MOD: I made an offhand reference to an article I saw that was linked to the article Kinky was talking about on his thread. The subsequent conversation was going back and forth between pigs and cocaine, so I decided to separate the threads.
What a coincidence. Reading Ghosts of Spain, I am currently reading the chapter about Galicia and how it is the cocaine pipeline from Latin America to Europe. And right at the bottom of the Guardian article on pigs, there was this news.
Ghosts of Spain describes how Manuel Charlín’s daughter Josefa took over when her dad originally went to jail. Tremlett observes that this is just part of the gallego tradition of women taking over when men leave, though it is usually taking care of the cows while the men are working in the Americas, not running the narco business while dad is in jail. Sorry, this is way off topic, but part of the fascinating jumble that we walk through.