Swiss Town Denies Passport To Dutch Vegan For Being "Too Annoying"

While the Trump administration faces judicial blocks at every turn when it comes to immigration, it appears the Swiss are a little more creative with their citizenship.

A Dutch vegan who applied for a Swiss passport has had her application rejected because the locals found her too annoying.

As Yahoo UK's Andy Wells reports, Nancy Holten, 42, moved to Switzerland from the Netherlands when she was eight years old and now has children who are Swiss nationals.

However, when she tried to get a Swiss passport for herself, residents of Gipf-Oberfrick in the canton of Aargau rejected her application.

Ms Holten, a vegan and animal rights activist, has campaigned against the use of cowbells in the village and her actions have annoyed the locals.

The resident’s committee argued that if she does not accept Swiss traditions and the Swiss way of life, she should not be able to become an official national.

Ms Holten told local media: “The bells, which the cows have to wear when they walk to and from the pasture, are especially heavy."

“The animals carry around five kilograms around their neck. It causes friction and burns to their skin.”

She added: “The sound that cow bells make is a hundred decibel. It is comparable with a pneumatic drill. We also would not want such a thing hanging close to our ears?”

Tanja Suter, the president of the local Swiss People’s Party, claimed Ms Holten has a “big mouth” and that residents did not want to grant her citizenship “if she annoys us and doesn’t respect our traditions”.

Ms Holten, who describes herself as a freelance journalist, model and drama student, has also campaigned against a number of other Swiss traditions like hunting, pig races and the noisy church bells in town.

She was previously rejected for citizenship in 2015 after residents voted to block her initial application.

The case has now been transferred to the Cantonal government in Aargau, which can overrule the decision and can still grant her a Swiss passport despite the objections of the locals.

Local residents in Switzerland often have a say in citizenship applications, which are decided by the cantons and towns where the applicants live rather than federal government.





shitshitshit Mentalism Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:18 Permalink

Vegans clog their toilets because they make arm sized turds that do not fit into the ecological small water reserve shitholes. Therefore they end up flushing 10 times instead of taking matters into their own hands. 

Moreover they're filthy liberal scum that also pollute relationships with others due to their pesky morality. 

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Moe-Monay jbvtme Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:47 Permalink

oh man this is a case of where I really did LAUGH OUT LOUD. 

I am about a 1/4 Swiss.  Now I know where I get my tendency to talk smack. 

Actually turned some lights on in my head about myself.  I guess much of humanity has some of these impulses but it appears the Swiss actually tend to listen a bit more to that deeply intuitive part of their being.

Anybody else here want to bang her doggy style with that cowbell on just to hear it go donk donk donk?

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Mr. Universe Theosebes Goodfellow Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:10 Permalink

Virtue signaling vegans, how quaint. Next she will be complaining about keeping cows lactating and grabbing their udders.

I do wish we had a similar law here in California, perhaps it wouldn't be quite so crowded.

Local residents in Switzerland often have a say in citizenship applications, which are decided by the cantons and towns where the applicants live rather than federal government.


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nakedhedgehog shitshitshit Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:03 Permalink

Nicely proved how eating flesh and drinking puss distorts neurology and foments agitation and anger. Add alcohol and you have endless cannibalistic diatribes revealing the true insecurity of the mad human world. Insanity and incipient repressed violence are your fate until your clogged heart finally strangles you. lol 

There is a very good reason that the Buddhist precepts say: Pāṇātipātā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi. This is not compassionate restraint, rather an understanding that your connection to consciousness is physically harmed by killing and eating flesh. It changes your neurology such that left brain narrative becomes your prison. 

Liberation or endless anger? Diet is the first step to being free.

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Boxed Merlot nakedhedgehog Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:42 Permalink

...Diet is the first step to being free...

Huh? Please. I suppose one could argue having one's appetite under control is important, but to cut out animal protein in one's diet is to be equated with taking the first step toward freedom?

I think the first step would be something much more basic, like realizing On a Long Enough Timeline the Survival Rate for Everyone Drops to Zero, IE, your very own imminent personal physical DEATH.

You're right, it's a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world.

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nakedhedgehog Boxed Merlot Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:49 Permalink

Being ignorant of how neurology is distorted by diet is a realty for you. I understand. Dairy especially is a deleterious and addictive as it has casomorphin. Most vegans can tell you about the sudden calm they experienced when they got off dairy. Diet is the first step to being able to see what's real. Your anxious left brain narrative will keep kicking you around until you stop killing and eating the endocrine systems of living beings.…


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zimboe shitshitshit Sat, 01/20/2018 - 07:29 Permalink



"And you don't? 

You never look at your shit after you pooped? 

Are you the silver surfer?"


Everybody looks at their poop. Everybody.


to paraphrase that Neitschze guy:

"When you stare at your shit, your shit stares back."

I just like to check there's nothing alive moving in it.

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zerocash Mentalism Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:04 Permalink

I am Dutch and I would like her to be rejected a Dutch passport as well and as sorry as I feel for the Swiss I'm glad she doesn't live in the Netherlands anymore.

We have too many people like her here already who suck all the fun out of society. There is even a party for them, the Party of the Animals which has seats in parliament.

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nakedhedgehog zerocash Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:18 Permalink

Funny how all you angry chimps are foaming at the mouth about this kind woman but you have not one word of shame for the endless war machine and mass murder policies of the western culture. NOT AN ONCE OF RECOGNITION that every western society since Athens has been sustained by slavery and subjugation by war.

Insanity is what you get when you eat the endocrine system of other living beings...keep killing and attacking the peaceful among us. That's how the gene pool got cleansed of kindness in the first place. EVOLUTION DOES NOT ALWAYS SELECT THE MOST EFFICACIOUS TRAITS. Homo sapiens fucked up their brains by literally cannibalizing the peaceful competition. The split brain that cannot see reality is stuck in narrative confabulation borne of fear. YOU ALL LIVE IN HORRIFIC FEAR and so eat the peaceful kind ones. Keep it up and you will ultimately be dinner as well! ROFLMAO  

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BullionBlast LadyAtZero Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:53 Permalink

Agreed. Local customs are what make this world and interesting place. The Cowbell Woman probably has good intentions. I live in a country where dogs are chained to a tree to act as a watchdog for years until they die. Some idiot threw a pan of hot cooking oil on his dog's back because it was 'barking too much.' The guy got written up in the newspaper but nothing happened to him.

Back to the cowbells. Those heavy 5 kilo bells are used in local parades and fairs. As shown in the article they are used with a wide cushioned strap so they don't dig into the cows' neck.

As for replies mentioning man's cruelty to man, wars for profit, human 'garbage' refugees; karma always wins in the end. The whole world recoils from the exceptional United States as they are exposed as the #1 terrorist. Israel and the US are going to find themselves ostracized as pariah countries for a long time. And soon.

There, I covered 4 topics in 3 paragraphs. Good day!

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Fireman Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:21 Permalink

"the president of the local Swiss People’s Party, claimed Ms Holten has a “big mouth” and that residents did not want to grant her citizenship “if she annoys us and doesn’t respect our traditions”.


Ah the Swiss. Import the hairy goat shaggers and their migrant broods by the thousands, calling for Sharia and allah snakbar, no problem...however, when a cheese head  Dutchy messes with their cheese then they go full cuckoo jihadi!

gespiri Fireman Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:34 Permalink

Naah.....don't mistake the Swiss for the rest of the Europeans since 1) they are still very proud of their identity and heritage, and 2) they have been trying to control/minimize migration BUT ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY THE EU.

If the Swiss don't fully comply, the EU always threaten their businesses, R&D, universities, employment, etc.  Study the facts instead of misrepresenting (I've been living in Switzerland since 2002).

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Byte Me Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:30 Permalink

Just wait til the sandnigger invaders get the cows in full burkas and ban the cowbells for being 'music'.

Can't wait. And it was suuuch a nice country..

DuneCreature Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:32 Permalink

Ms Holten looks like she needs her vagina lowered.

Live Hard, It Would Probably Let Her Actually SMELL The Roses And The Swiss Could Take Up A Collection And Buy Her A Pair Of Bose Bell Cancelling Headphones, A Ball Gag And Give Her A Pass To Visit The Alps, Die Free

~ DC v8.4