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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?

On Pigsby JohnFaa

Literature / Prose / Non-Fiction / Philosophical©2012-2014 JohnFaa
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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.
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.
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~
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.
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.
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
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.
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".
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.
Gul0Gul0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I love pigs, but I'd eat pretty much anything.. xD
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