12 Jan '12, 5pm

Video Games for Pigs | Care2 Causes: It's not just humans that enjoy video games! Pigs like them too.Care2 Causes

Video Games for Pigs | Care2 Causes: It's not just humans that enjoy video games! Pigs like them too.Care2 Causes

It turns out that humans and pigs have one more thing in common! We both enjoy playing video games. When researchers at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and Wageningen UR set out to help address the need to curb boredom in pigs, they discovered that they could do so in a very playful way! In Europe, legislation requires farmers to provide entertainment for their pigs to reduce boredom which can lead to aggression and tail biting. Farmers have been experimenting with all kinds of games and ways to provide the entertainment, but have found that it was hard to provide enough of a challenge for the intelligent animals. The Playing with Pigs project has developed a game called Pig Chase. Farmers have worked closely with the researchers during the development process, and both have been excited about the results thus far. It seems that the pigs really enjoy playing the video...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/video-games-for-pigs.html

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