Complaint from vegan silences popular children's song
A TOWN in Germany has stopped playing a popular children's song about a fox who steals a goose after a complaint from a vegan.
Limburg an der Lahn's town spokesman Johannes Laubach told the DPA news agency on Thursday that a local woman had asked the mayor to remove the tune from the town hall's mechanical carillon.
Laubach said the mayor had temporarily granted her request.
The carillon - a series of bells - has a repertoire of 33 tunes, including 15 German children's songs, that are played several times a day.
The Frankfurter Neue Presse newspaper reports the woman was upset by being reminded of the song's words - "the hunter's going to get you with his gun," rather than by the fox's theft of the goose.
An animated version of the well-known German children's song: