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Pigs Making People of Themselves

"Do you like blue overalls and farmer? I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like blue overalls and farmer." - Inspired by Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

They ate his butt. The ate his loins. They ate his chops. I wonder if he was first hogtied?

They ate almost everything. They savored his jewels and swallowed his jowls, but when it came to the farmer's fake teeth, even pigs have their limits.

Rescuers found only the dentures on the bloody ground of a pig farmer's meadow. The man lived by the sty and died by the sty.

 Today (Thursday, October 4, 2012) 300,000 pigs will die in American slaughterhouses, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That 300,000 number is greater than the 2010 census population of humans living in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Every one of the 300,000 will die screaming as a result of the fear and the pain. Experts say that pigs are considerably smarter than dogs and even some humans.

The people for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wrote:

"A typical slaughterhouse kills about 1,000 hogs per hour. The sheer number of animals killed makes it impossible for pigs' deaths to be humane and painless.

"Because of improper stunning, many hogs are alive when they reach the scalding-hot water baths, which are intended to soften their skin and remove their hair.

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture documented 14 humane-slaughter violations at one processing plant, where inspectors found hogs who 'were walking and squealing' after being stunned [with a stun gun] as many as four times.

"An industry report explains that 'continuous pig squealing is a sign of...rough handling and excessive use of electric prods.' The report found that the pigs at one federally inspected slaughter plant squealed 100 percent of the time 'because electric prods were used to force pigs to jump on top of each other.'"

Do you eat bacon? If you do, then you are reason for the horrible lives and painful deaths pigs live on farms. Take responsibility.

"Everywhere there's lots of piggies Living piggy lives You can see them out for dinner With their piggy wives Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon." - George Harrison

Robert Cohen

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