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    Pig Squeals Deafen Farm Worker

    Pigs on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross eat feed comprised of a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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    This time, the pig farm jokes won’t be about the smell. A French judge has ordered a pig farm to pay damages to a worker who was partially deafened by the incessant squeals of the pigs. Serge Personeni worked at the farm from 2001 to 2008 and was responsible for caring for 4,000 pigs. The judge, in the town of Lons-le-Saunier near the border with Switzerland, said the farm made an “inexcusable error” by failing to protect Personeni from the hazard to his hearing. The amount they have to pay will be determined later after he is seen by a doctor.

    Read it at Agence France-Presse