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Let's make it clear: I have nothing against carnivory. I myself try to consume as many animals as possible.

It's just that I hate hypocrisy. Dogs and cats are exempt from being feasted up, because they somehow are intelligent, while a pig is worthy of eating.

Yet pigs are more intelligent than dogs and cats combined. Studies show that they are as smart as children. They most certainly are as smart as the average toothed cetacean, their marine relatives.

It's telling when history recognises this. Who is the symbol of mankind's dark intelligence, as seen in ambition and greed? The pig. Who has eyes that reminds us of black holes, concentrating the molecules to explode in primordial radiance? The pig. Who is the symbol of the Sun, of fertility, virility, Spring and fiery wrath? The boar. The wolf and the dog were always either cancer or servants. The dog is filthy, rolling in it's own shit, while the pig cleans itself. If pigs are dirty, is because they select their diet as to make their flesh inedible.


I am not saying to not eat pigs. However, they at least should have some level of respect, since dogs rolling in their own shit are somehow apreciated by humanity, while suines as smart as 3 year old children are to be killed via chainsaw to the guts.

I suppose this hypocrisy could be solved by subjecting dogs to the same treatment?
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Burrs-and-Furs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AGREED. I hate how dogs and cats get all these exemptions from being killed, eaten, or sold on the fur market. Nothing makes them superior to other animals to be honest. Pigs are smarter and kept as pets a lot too. But I don't see an exemption being handed out to them.
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NoviLunar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
"It's just that I hate hypocrisy. Dogs and cats are exempt from being feasted up, because they somehow are intelligent, while a pig is worthy of eating."
I agree with this. I hate seeing people condemn Asian people for eating dogs only to turn around and eat pigs, cows and chickens, who probably suffered just as much or more. It's worse when they get all racist about it. I consider it obnoxious.

I don't eat pigs because of how intelligent they are among other reasons. I have nothing against meat-eating per se (even cat, dog, octopus and other taboos), I just decided I was more comfortable with living on a almost/mostly-vegetarian diet, personally.
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ravengurl11 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like lying to myself and thinking that I'm a saint because I eat all my meats ecological. owo
why do I have friends.
Pigs are definitely one of the more awesome animals. They are as "versatile" in arts and literature as the traditional wolf or horse. They can be adorably pink and oinky and cute, or screeching while devouring some kind of thing. I have the luck to despise pork so I can go and feel even better about myself. : D
lalalalala, My life is a lieee~
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
not sure whats the situation in spain, but here in Slavic countries traditional "pig killing" is kinda like feast during winter, I haven't had a pig meat for years though.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Writer
I'm not in Spain <.<

AFAIK, we don't have traditions of pig slaughtering around here except for a few isolated cases, mostly related to our breed of black pigs.

However, in pagan times, the Sun/Health god Endovelicus appearently demanded pig sacrifices on pits in the ground.
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
oh man sorry, I had too much coffe to remember you're from Portugal, next time I use rather more polite "Iberian"

well ,I guess this tradition have also something to do with winter which is colder and longer here, and killing pig during winter provided people important nutrients
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Writer
Indeed. Boars are associated with the Winter Sun in several european traditions, so pigs would probably have been accesible substitutes.
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Tarturus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I knew pigs were one of the smartest types of animal, I didn't realise that they were as smart as 3 year old human children.

In any case, while I probably will continue eating pigs, I agree that they ought to be treated with more respect and stop being seen as "filthy".
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TreeDVelociraptor Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I totally agree.. I eat ham as well, but I don't get why people feel like it's somehow more cruel to kill a dog or cat the same way it is to kill a pig.
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Gul0Gul0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I love pigs, but I'd eat pretty much anything.. xD
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Writer
Same here, though again I preffer to eat socially unacceptable things like horss.
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Gul0Gul0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Whores are pretty expensive to eat.

You should try eating chimps and dolphin. And maybe baby seals.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Writer
The latter is possible.
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Gul0Gul0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I think it's illegal to eat them here.. It's too bad, I heard they're tasty, and kinda like beef.
Chimp probably tastes like pork.. I have no idea what dolphin would taste like..
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Writer
Whatever it tastes like must be really good, since the whaling nations are so reluctant to give cetacean meat up. Though it's not very healthy; contains too much fat and toxic chemicals.

Like marine fast food, if you will.
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Gul0Gul0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Haha, hmm.. Fatty baby seals. They don't really look tasty.. But I guess they must be.
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shadowbreaker777 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I'd much rather eat a dog than a pig, to be honest.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Writer
Indeed.
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Ziblink Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What I love about my country is how 'intelligent' horses are said to be whenever anyone raises the possibility of horsemeat. If you've owned a house cow, you know how smart they can be. Anything that you feel a connection to is immediately 'better' and smarter. We see cows and sheep as stupid chunks of steak, wandering stupidly about.

Pigs are the same, dirty stupid swine for all people care and yet they're near as close to human as you can hope for. (You can take transplanted pig organs for example.)

I'd personally stay away from eating carnivores simply because the diseases they get easily pass to us. (On account of we're equal hosts to them instead of the step up required for many herbivorous parasites.)
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Writer
Lulz, horses are so dumb it's not even funny. I like my horse steaks, much more delicious than any other farm animal.

Yeah, botulism is a good way to see how eating carnivores is a bad idea.
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Ziblink Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been strategically kicked too many times to call horses dumb, they have a vicious streak a mile wide. But huzzah for horse steak!
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pieladyUSA Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love watching people flip out when they hear about some Asian markets that sell cat and dog meat. I think they should be more humane in their ranches, but I don't think it's evil for them to eat what they consider food. I mean, I have two cats, but if some backwoods Korean dude thinks that's make a great dinner, then so be it.

Anyway, great points made here. :)
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Colbatros Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Writer
I'm afraid of pigs since I am, ironically, about 3 or 4 years old. One of those bastards broke my pinkie by bitting it.
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CheeTree Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student
i dont think anyone should treat an animal like that
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Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Though pigs have always been a misunderstood creature. Not only are they very clean animals, but they are also very intelligent. Though a funny thing about a pig when they go to the bathroom they pick out one spot in their stall, and that's where they go every time. They also have been useful when it comes to saving someone's life. Their skin is similar to ours so it burns easily in the sun. Not only that, but with burn victims doctors use the skin of pigs to cover the burn to help it heal. Insulin is made from the fluids in a pigs gallbladder. Which is helpful to people who have to take insulin shots. If not for the pig a lot people and children who are diabetics would be dead. In France and England they use pigs to sniff out mushrooms called truffles that grow underground. A pig is the only animal with a sense of smell strong enough to sniff them out.

Sorry about the info overload. But I also agree with everything you said about them. :clap:
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Writer
Though their clean habits did work against me. I was visiting a zoo and the boars there had unfortunately decided that their bathroom should be the zone closest to the spot where the guests go.
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Phycosmiley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh wow nice :rofl:
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ChuongChoSoi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
That pig looks cute yet I eat pork. I was going to say that this could be a reason why Muslims do not eat pork but I might be wrong.
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IceFireDrag Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they don't eat pork, because they are considered a "dirty" animal to them. Too dirty to eat
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ChuongChoSoi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Oh okay.
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Tyrannotitan333 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, there are Asian countries that eat dogs, so they might not be as appreciated there...

But I totally agree with you. In fact, there's probably heaps of mammals smarter than dogs and cats.
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JohnFaa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Writer
Yet they are supposedly changing due to western pressure...

Indeed. Many of their less apreciated carnivoran relatives like hyenas and mustelids are quite more intelligent.
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