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.


Discomforting Junctions

Far beyond the Atlanteans’ genetic triflings, pigs and humans share many commonalities that bind their species together in ways that are uncomfortable to discuss.

Swineherds, grammar & social injustice

Here are photos from the second place winner in the Alexia Foundation’s 2010 student competition promoting photojournalism as an agent for change against social injustice.

“Swineherd: the salaried gypsy with a domestic mind” was submitted by Muhammad Murtada, a native of Bangladesh, and a third year photojournalism student at Pathshala, the South Asian Media Academy.

Saddled Pigs, part 1

What might it be in the British character or psyche that promotes their regular consideration of putting a saddle on a pig? Thinking about saddled sows and bridled boars seems to be a very old tradition in Great Britain.

March 2011 – In and Out Like A Pig

A review of major happenings at Porkopolis.org for March 2011: blog posts on the Lords of Lard, the Reprint Series opens and a major theme upgrade is rolled out.

Lords of Lard, part 2

By the later half of the nineteenth century in the Mid-western United States, huge meatpacking houses had developed a vast infrastructure in Kansas City, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Chicago. These houses were the creation of the revolutionary Founding Fathers of the modern U.S. meatpacking industry.

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