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Cows permitted to bathe at Swedish nudist beach

Cows bathe alongside nudists at one of Sweden's beaches. File photo (not the beach referred to in the article): Stas_K/Depositphotos

Published: 08.Aug.2018 10:28 hrs

Nudist bathers in Småland, southern Sweden, complained to the municipality after they found themselves sharing their local swimming spot with local cows.

But the cattle have just as much right to be there as the human visitors, staff at Växjö municipality's culture and leisure department decided. 

Nudists who use the dedicated beach and swimming spot at Stora Pene, Växjö, had complained that the animals' presence was unhygienic and could pose a health risk.

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