Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pigs are Cute

I went on tour of a pig farm yesterday while working. It was interesting, evoking and smelly. These pigs on the right are one day old and can walk within 5 minutes of being born. The mom can kill them by laying on them, which happened while I was there, but it survived. The pigs on the left are 2 weeks old. Most pigs are butchered at 6 months old and 250 lbs. The mother pigs are breeding machines, having litters back to back their whole lives. This is where bacon and pork chops are created, not on the Styrofoam tray at the supermarket. Farms are real. It takes science, hard work, and passion to create food. Shit stinks.

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