A controversy has erupted in the Bahamas with several of the famous swimming pigs being found dead. It is unclear exactly what the cause of their deaths is, but many news outlets have linked it to negligent feeding, possibly by tourists who reportedly fed them beer and rum in order to get the pigs drunk.
The famous creatures are a popular attraction for tourists, who travel to the island to swim with the pigs. Tourism is a large part of the Bahamas economy. Local keepers of the pigs have reportedly stated that an increased interest in the swimming pigs in recent months has made it difficult to regulate tourist interaction with them.
The government has now had to take action to ban visitors from feeding the pigs. Previously, there was no restriction on tourists being able to feed them.
Students who wish to study PPE or Economics might like to think about the role of tourism in certain economies. This might include the moral bargain or weigh off between boosting economic opportunity and protecting the local rural community. It might also be interesting to look at the role of local political or lobbying groups against the powers of the national government.
- English Language and Literature Reading List If you're applying for English, have a look at our... Read more >
- What’s the Most Important Part of Your Application? An application to Oxford or Cambridge involves various different elements,... Read more >
- Law Reading List Cambridge Law and Oxford Law reading lists and recommended reading. Read more >
- PAT mini mock paper & answers The Physics Aptitude Test or PAT is required by Oxford... Read more >
- HAT overview If you’re applying for History, or its joint schools, you... Read more >
- Information on choosing a course at Oxford or Cambridge “Perhaps it is because Oxbridge encourages more ‘traditional’ A Level... Read more >
- Philosophy Reading List If you are interested in Philosophy, there are several options... Read more >
- Your Open Day Guide Open Days can be an extremely useful way of finding... Read more >
- Is a “Religious Morality” rational? One of our Oxbridge graduate tutors, Emma, looks into the... Read more >
- Maths Puzzle: a game of chess We asked one of our top Maths Oxbridge tutors for... Read more >
- Admissions Tests: our tips as featured in the Independent Last year, the Independent asked us to provide some simple... Read more >
- Download an English Personal Statement “My background as a student at a European School, including... Read more >
- Download a Law Personal Statement 2 “I have read The Origins of the Second World War... Read more >
- Your free E-book… “So You Want To Go To Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana…” If you are applying to Oxford or Cambridge, there are... Read more >
- Personal Statement Solution: Brainstorm Sheet Writing your personal statement may just be the grimmest part... Read more >
- Download a Medicine Personal Statement Read our sample Medicine personal statement for application tips. Read more >
- MAT mini mock paper & answers If you are planning to apply to Oxford to read... Read more >
- The Most Competitive Subjects At Oxbridge (And How To Choose Wisely) Oxford and Cambridge are two of the best universities in the... Read more >
- What Results Do You Need In Your Exams? At the heart of every Oxbridge offer is an excellent... Read more >
- Personal Statement Action Plan: Section 1 of 2 The UCAS personal statement will be a key part of... Read more >
- UCAS: A How To Guide The process of applying to university through UCAS can seem... Read more >
- Oxbridge: the global impact Concerning UK university admissions, UCAS have released some interesting stats.... Read more >
- Cambridge Law Test mini mock paper & answers If you are applying to do Law at Cambridge, chances... Read more >
- Access and Financial Support at Oxbridge As two of the world’s top universities, both Oxford and... Read more >