“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 sustains also that the noise from the bells hurts the cows’ ears. The answer of that local Swiss community is based on the interdicion to blame the local traditions. A local government spokesman said the application was rejected because Holten keeping “rebelling against traditional things”, making people wonder why she even wants to be Swiss. Holten declared she “will not stop for the sake of a Swiss passport” arguing she has the freedom to express any opinion she wants.