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Franken Pigs and other Monsters

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In America — Justice Really Is Blind

When Annie and I visited a farm animal shelter for her birthday, we were introduced to some fairly young pigs the size of Volkswagens.

On our tour we learned that they were “rescued” genetically modified pigs.  These industrial hogs were not only unnaturally enormous, but their proportions were all askew. The pig designers work very hard to have the truckloads of calories their investments consume go to all the highest ‘price-per-pound’ spots.

 

The result are mutant pigs who cannot live out a natural life even when given the opportunity to do so, because their bodies literally COLLAPSE structurally while  they are still teens. And remember, the shelter is an environment where they are given no additional growth hormones (like they would at the factory) and are fed natural food!

Shelter staff sadly admitted to keeping them alive as long as they could do so with relative quality of life, and then putting them down once their respiratory system, organs, and limbs are no longer  able to handle their freakish mass.

Regardless of how how you feel about the ethical implications of eating animals, this freak show has to stop!  Take the blindfold off and actually look at what’s on your plate.

 

 

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Author: Gray

Son of a traveling salesman who infected me early with gypsy wanderlust and the urge to move somewhere new every couple years to try on new identities. All my fantasies are escapist and in them I am free to never have to call anyplace home.

3 thoughts on “Franken Pigs and other Monsters

  1. The disconnection people have with their food is staggering.

    Thanks for posting this.

    • Yeah it is.

      I understand that most people want to eat meat. What’s difficult to grasp however is the lack of concern about the quality of it…

      To not care about its source, the mad science of it all, the cut corners, the diseases, and the blatant disregard for these animals at least while they are alive…what gives?

      • I hear ya. I don’t eat meat and I’m married to a hard-core carnivore. The really odd thing is my husband absolutely adores our 2 cats. Our cats are our babies. But then again, I’m sure that situation plays out millions of times across the globe everyday.

        On a related note, when I ask people whether they would ever eat lab meat, they always say “no.” Not “natural” enough. Go figure!

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