Remember bartering with chickens for health care? Well it seems like a bank has taken that advice to a whole new level when it comes to debt collection:
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters Life!) - This little piggy went to market -- to pay off a Russian woman's overdue debt to a bank.
Court officers in far eastern Russia have seized a piglet from a woman who owes a bank 13,000 roubles ($432) and put it up for sale to recuperate some of the money, the regional branch of the Federal Bailiffs Service said on Thursday.
The woman had been given the seven-month-old piglet for safekeeping, but it was taken away after a court survey of her property found it to be her most valuable possession, the bailiffs service said in a statement.
Notice though that this occurred in Russia. Who knew that Tea Party darlings were so aligned with the Ruskies?