The besieged nation already put scarecrows made of vegetables on the frontier in a bid to fool arrivals into believing fences are manned – but MEP Gyorgy Schopflin suggested that a more macabre deterrent should be brought in.
The MEP said because pork is “haram”, or forbidden in Islam, it would keep out Muslim migrants.
On Friday, Human Rights Watch director Andrew Stroehlein condemned the placement of the vegetable-made masks on border fences and vowed migrants would still get in to Hungary.
The creepy-looking heads were said to be carved from sugar beets.
Mr Stroehlein tweeted: “Refugees are fleeing war & torture, Hungary. Your root vegetable heads will not deter them.”
Responding to Mr Stroehlein’s remark, Hungarian MEP Gyorgy Schopflin, who represents the ruling Fidesz party in the European Parliament, “agreed” that “pig’s head would deter more effectively”.
The two men then got into a heated Twitter row as others on the site piled in.
Pigs’ head would deter more effectively
Hungarian MEP Gyorgy Schopflin
Mr Stroehlein said it was absolutely unacceptable for an MP to come up with such a proposal.