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davidbfpo
07-27-2015, 07:44 PM
A classic newspaper story, which starts with the headline:
Swiss helicopter shocks French lake bathers by 'stealing water' for thirsty cows

Swiss army helicopters cross Franco-Swiss border to scoop up water from Rousses Lake, but fail to ask permission from local authorities

Sensible passage:
Experts have long warned that the wars of the future may be fought over water as growing populations compete for scant supplies. But no one ever expected a dispute to flare up in the Alps, where water is rarely scarce.

The Swiss cows reaction:
In a display of stubborn ingratitude, the Swiss cows are refusing to drink the water flown to them at great expense..... (Citing a farmer) Itís normal. When you change their water they take some time to get to used to it...
Link:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/switzerland/11765748/Swiss-helicopter-shocks-French-lake-bathers-by-stealing-water-for-thirsty-cows.html