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 on the non-food uses of pigs and pig by-products in areas such as science, manufacturing, medicine or elsewhere that yields a functional value to humans.

PIG 05049

In this TED Talk, Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma, author of “Pig 05049” looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 185 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.

Cincinnati, corn and pigs

Cincinnatians may not all want to admit it, but the town will always be Pigcity – a reference to the time during the early to mid-19th century when Cincinnati was known as Porkopolis.

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