A former minister walks the entire stretch of a highway after losing a bet it would be completed on time, Czechs poke fun of the government’s sugar cube campaign ahead of the country’s EU presidency and, a restaurant owner kills his business by going on a reality show. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
More than 100 pigs, found starving and in appalling conditions on a farm near Jihlava this week, have been put down. The order was put forward by the regional authorities. When discovered the animals had no water or feed but the farm’s owner denied maltreating them. The remains of more than 200 additional specimens were uncovered decomposing on the site. The authorities in the region called the case the worst animal abuse they had seen in 35 years. Police are continuing to investigate; if charged and found guilty of animal abuse the farm owner could see a fine, a ban from further activities, as well as a year in prison.
The Czech PM is refused admission to a disco in Cyprus, a young girl studying to become a pastry chef has made a perfect chocolate copy of Chaumont Chateau on the Loire. And, are you a caffeine addict? Think about a ten kilo coffee cup – it holds six and a half liters of coffee! Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
Pig breeding and pork processing in the Czech Republic are in crisis, the president of the country's agricultural chamber, Jan Veleba, said on Wednesday. A steep rise this year in the price of cereals used to feed animals has led to a worsening of an already bad situation, he said. One in ten pig farmers quit the industry every year. Pig breeding accounts for a quarter of the country's animal production and about 10 percent of its total agricultural produce.
An invention of the twenty-first century: the three minute date. No time to feel nervous and more than enough time if you don't fancy each other! A wild boar stops the Eurocity train. And, a secret adrenalin skiing race takes place in the Krkonose Mountains every spring. Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.