Monday, September 3, 2007

Taiwanese Pig Slaughter Jubilee


Jeesh, the Taiwanese sure know how to get down. Some Taiwanese engage in an annual competition to rear and ritually slaughter (in public mind you) the biggest pig in the national poke. The competition is officially illegal but it seems that the authorities are reluctant to prosecute the contestants out of concern over treading on their religious beliefs.

According to this article the winning pig (pictured above) was force fed sand an metal to bring it's weight up to 908 Kg. That's over 2000lbs ! A number that I find hard to believe. It's not clear from anything that I have read that the pig is eaten by the celebrants.

Protests at Taiwan's giant pig contest - Telegraph

3 comments:

Tags said...

I hope there's no lead in that paint. That WOULD be cruel.

Jennie/Tikka said...

Religious, huh?! I picture this being something akin to the bullfighting symbolism in Spain....

Tags said...

Fattening pigs with lead? I hope nobody from Smithfield is reading this, what with lead being cheaper by weight than pork.