Pigs: The Piranhas of the Farm WorldAmy Fleck
Okay y’all, it just got real. An Oregon farmer was reportedly eaten by his hogs. I kid you not. An article in the SFGate says he went out to feed them and never came back. The farmer’s family says he really loved his animals and was very dedicated to them. Obviously, the pigs weren’t feeling it.
One friend suggested to me that maybe the farmer just ran away. That is a lovely thought, but they found the guy’s dentures and some body parts. One has to wonder how long these pigs were waiting for their opportunity to strike. Most of us think of pigs as harmless, sometimes cute farm residents. Obviously, we really need to revisit that thinking. I did some investigating, and I think this attack is just the beginning. I think the pigs and hogs of the world are banding together to take over.
I have put together this slide show so you can determine for yourself if we should be worried. There was some mention of an “aporkalypse” in the last few weeks when there was talk of a bacon shortage. Maybe the “aporkalypse” just started with that poor farmer in Oregon.
Piggy Back Ride 1 of 9As early 563 BC people began to torment pigs.
Photo Credit - Flickr/Tine & Wear Archives & Museums
Stick It 2 of 9It was not appropriate to show you the next photo in the series where we see where that stick ended up after the pig retaliated.
Photo Credit - Flickr/The National Archives UK
Good Cop 3 of 9This is one of the docile, friendly looking pigs sent out to lure us into complacency.
Photo Credit - Flickr/ www.WATTAgNet.com
Farmer: Friend or Foe 4 of 9This statue represents the care farmers have always taken of their pigs. Or does it really show that pigs only eat at the farmer's whim?
Photo Credit - Flickr/ Mo Kaiwen
Humiliated 5 of 9This poor beast was paraded through the streets in a hot pink harness. How much is she is expected to bear before she retaliates?
Photo Credit - Flickr/Eric Chan
Bubba Pig 6 of 9This pig looks at us with an expression that almost says "duh." Don't be fooled. He is really one of the masterminds in the pig rebellion.
Photo Credit - Flickr/rikkis_refuge
Double Agent 7 of 9This diabetic pig (not kidding) was being visited by a dog friend bringing news from other farms. The pig did not let his health concerns stop him from helping the cause.
Photo Credit - Flickr/Natalie Maynor
Cruel 8 of 9It is just mean to tattoo a pig in this manner.
Photo Credit - Flickr/ Kayu@hogblog
See No Evil 9 of 9This pig has reached her limits. She can't bear to watch one more pen-mate taken away and sold.
Photo Credit - Flickr/Liz West
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