We do not consider the complex relationship of pigs and humans with near the attention or scrutiny that we consider the doneness of our pork chops. Nor do we consider human-pig interaction with anything like the almost religious devotion we have when discussing barbeque techniques. Who is missing out in this inattention the most, the pigs or the humans?
Occasionally filthy with a promiscuous appetite, yet companionable with a lively intelligence, pigs fit uneasily into the categories of beast or pet or livestock.
the Porcine Oracle