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.


Discussion, examples and commentary on human and pig interaction in the areas of religion, economics and social organization, as well as politics history and music.

Pork avoidance

Some insight into pork avoidance and its interpretation in the US.

Bob Dylan - pig pen

When you see Bob Dylan and a man in a coon-skin cap. And they’re both over by the pig pen. And they want all your money. Then you’ve got the subterranean homesick blues…

Dan reading Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web is a beloved children’s story about a little girl who lives on a farm and falls in love with a runt pig she names Wilbur. The pig is also befriended by a spider named Charlotte, who is determined to save Wilbur from slaughter.

The Pig of Knowledge or Learned Pig

The Expositor; or Many Mysteries Unravelled by Wm F. Pinchbeck was one of the first works on magic published in the United States. Published in 1805, it was the first book length expose of conjuring tricks written by a professional magician. It provided readers with explanations and printed instructions for the creation and performance of many marvels including how to create a Learned Pig.

National Pig Day 2014

National Pig Day 2014 – Porkopolis.org salutes the noble pig on this, their national day.
On an internet known for plenty of spam and pale ink, Porkopolis.org remains a faithful guardian of this Republic’s, and indeed the world’s, pandemonius plethora of pigs.

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.