Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Study finds that Pigs are Smart

I'm not going to jump on the "Why does science waste time and money attempting to prove/disprove common knowledge?" bandwagon. However, it is obvious to anyone who has ever raised one that the beasts are very clever.

Basics - In Pig Cognition Studies, Reflections on Parallels With Humans - NYTimes.com


nhallfreelance said...

This question has no agenda, other than curiosity. How smart would pigs (or anything) have to be for you to no longer feel comfortable butchering, cooking, and eating them?

Bob del Grosso said...


The obvious answer is "smart enough to write a letter protesting their impending doom." But really I don't know. I ask myself a similar question all the time and still don't have an answer.