i dunno, guys. i've always kept my opinions to myself, for the most part, but in posting a pic today, i was alerted (reminded?) of how much i like pigs, how much i detest commercial processing, and how lazy i can be when it comes to eating conscientiously.
i'm not advocating vegetarianism, although think it's a pretty good idea. i'm not advocating gun control--we are a hunting family. i have simply decided i cannot abide eating pigs anymore. ironically, i raised a hog in ffa years ago in high school. although i loved her and cared for her for many months, i was not very invested in her life, and wasn't too sad to see her sold, although i knew what it meant, of course. i have, for years, annually bought a 'whole hog' from my local butcher up the road, although i cancelled my order a couple years ago when i drove by on 'processing day' and saw all the pink (seriously--pink) pigs awaiting their execution.
i love pork. it is my favorite meat. when i got on the mad cow bandwagon years ago, i found my culinary meat salvation in pork. peppered bacon, jimmy dean sausage, eckrich dinner sausage, bratz, dogs, pork roast, ham, pork chops, hot pork rinds, and, yes, even pickled pigs feet when i was a kid (yuck, daddy!) you name it, i eat/ate it.
so. i am posting this video and perhaps a pic or song or something to raise awareness of the plight of the piggies. won't you join me in leaving the pork off your plate?
GoVeg.com // Cruelty to Animals // Pigs
YouTube - Pig - Weezer