A Trespass of Swine

the Porkopolis blog

Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

Thinking about ham

What do you see when you look at a pig? A kindred spirit, a creature much like you? Yes?… But possibly, the very next moment, you see a beast, a stranger, just an animal. One moment the pig is a fellow creature, like Freddy, Wilbur, Porky or Piglet; and the next, the same pig is just a mouthful of ham.

pig eating ham

The delicious taste of ham, the perturbing provenance of ham. Do you ever think about it? An animal that eats and thinks has to think about what it eats, otherwise it is just an animal…

the Porcine Oracle


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