October 2, 2012

Eaten by pigs.

"His dentures and pieces of his body were found by a family member in the pig enclosure, but the rest of his remains had been consumed."

ADDED: Puts "Charlotte's Web" in a different light, doesn't it?



IN THE COMMENTS: MadisonMan said:
Wouldn't want the bacon from that pig.
Must the pigs be destroyed and not used for meat now? This is a subtle cannibalism question that has never occurred to me before.

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64 comments:

Frank said...

Surely anyone who watched HBO's excellent series "Deadwood", the gold mining rush town of South Dakota, will not be surprised in the least by this revelation.

Apparently "vanishing by pig" was a common way of disposing of unwanted bodies and/or evidence.

The Farmer said...

Maybe this is what Nomennovum meant by "you risk much."

I'm kind of scared now.

Eric said...

Some animals are more equal than others.

Bill Harshaw said...

One omnivore eating another, turn around is fair play.

MadisonMan said...

Wouldn't want the bacon from that pig.

Bob Ellison said...

Don't laugh. My wife's habanero plant attacked me last week. I was lucky to come out alive.

campy said...

Well, that settles it: I'm voting for Obama.

EDH said...

"Then I hear the best thing to do is feed them to pigs."

You got to starve the pigs for a few days, then the sight of a chopped-up body will look like curry to a pisshead. You gotta shave the heads of your victims, and pull the teeth out for the sake of the piggies' digestion. You could do this afterwards, of course, but you don't want to go sievin' through pig shit, now do you? They will go through bone like butter. You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about eight minutes. That means that a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, "as greedy as a pig."

cubanbob said...

Hmm why not feed the scum at Gitmo to the pigs and send the pig shit back to where ever those dirtbags came from?

Kev said...

(the other kev)

Well, I'll never watch 'Babe' the same way now . . .

caplight45 said...

During the Civil War feral hogs were the scourge of the post-battle fields of conflict. The hogs would roam through the carnage feasting on the carcasses, both equine and human, before the burial details could, in some cases, even begin their work. It was not unknown that the hogs were often indifferent to the distinction between the dead and the barely living.

Astro said...

My father in law, who fought in the Pacific theater in WWII, described this horror, the screams of injured soldiers being attacked at night by wild pigs. Just one of the many reasons they didn't like to talk about their war experiences.

carrie said...

This is not a surprise to anyone who has raised pigs either. My dad had a hobby farm and raised pigs for a while and I will never forget seeing him vault over the fence when a big sow turned on him--he was in his 50s at the time and it was impressive!

carrie said...

This is not a surprise to anyone who has raised pigs either. My dad had a hobby farm and raised pigs for a while and I will never forget seeing him vault over the fence when a big sow turned on him--he was in his 50s at the time and it was impressive!

Beta Rube said...

I wonder if the guy was a greedy 1 percenter, and the pigs had just listened to a President Jesus "economic patriotism" speech?

Tibore said...

Soooo.... we're saying Babe = Dahmer here??

Man, I always knew that innocent face and childlike voice was just a deception. (*shudders*)

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Similar to the press corpse (!) going 'hog wild' on dem talking points.

No doubt many that voted a *certain* way in 2008 can relate to the woman in this self-interview.

Colonel Angus said...

EDH, thanks for that, after reading the article I immediately thought of that delivery by Bricktop in the movie Snatch.

Unknown said...

The pig from "Babe" went to the slaughter house after the movie. They were just getting even.

Peter said...

Pigs will eat anything. They'll even eat other pigs. Why is anyone surprised?

(But perhaps there's a reason why "long pig" is a euphemism for human meat.)

Chip Ahoy said...

Oh man, I just finished reading that and going through the comments there and thinking all kind of pig-related thinky-thoughts because my thoughts were better than their comments. Like this:

So pigs eat people and people eat pigs. But we're worse, we farm them and eat a lot more of them. But they're worse because they didn't even cook the guy to 135℉ internal temperature tested at the thigh away from the bone, rested for 10 minutes so the juice redistributes and settles. Otherwise you cut into it and the juice spills out. But even there, with all the disease, AIDS and such, the bacteria we carry, I wouldn't trust anything under well done 165℉ at least for a human. The swine ate him raw! And now I am in the mood for bacon.

Jack said...

Not a vegan or any of that stuff... but pig eats man? Gotta go with the pig, here. Payback is a bitch.

MadisonMan said...

My primary concern would be that the bacon/pork tenderloin/ham could be a vector for some prion-y type affliction. Maybe the farmer was perfectly healthy, though. Still....

I saw in the paper this morning that the looming bacon shortage is pure fiction, by the way.

Darrell said...

Mr. Wu had no problem selling the pork on Deadwood.

Skipper said...

Now do you understand biblical Kashrut?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Of course you eat the pigs. They really deserve it now.


Revenge is a dish best served with sunny-side up eggs.
/Ricardo Montalbán impersonation

Bruce Hayden said...

Remember Mad Cow Disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy)? Apparently caused by prions, which can cross the species barrier, and transmitted by the inadvertent cannibalism of having some beef stock in cattle feed. Well, it looks like some prion based maladies have bedeviled some cannibalistic human tribes over time. So, we are pretty sure that these prion based diseases can cross the species barrier to us, and that we are susceptible to them. Sure, we are probably safe... And, I don't think that cooking is as effective against prions as it is against the Trichinosis parasite.

Long way of saying that there are health reasons for our aversion to cannibalism, and I think that they would apply to eating the flesh of an omnivore that had eaten human flesh.

Darrell said...

One of Rory Calhoun's last roles was playing a serial killer that made award-winning sausage out of his victims in Motel Hell. With his final words he reveals that he was a hypocrite because he used preservatives.

Also, a pig was used to dispose of a body in BBC America's Copper this Sunday.

Balfegor said...

Of course you eat the pigs. They really deserve it now.

We must consume their flesh to show Creation who is master.

Darrell said...

You're safe from prions if you stay away from the brain/nervous system of any animal.

Darrell said...

I cut down on ox tails for that very reason. Although the price rise from "almost giveaway" to the same price as steak had something to do with that too.

traditionalguy said...

I take it that this is a test case for Death Panel disposal methods using a sustainable system.

Or is this about the Billionaires that will corner the market on our bacon atoms?

Cedarford said...

We eat other scavangers, a certain percentage which, just by the odds in nature, have dined on human remains and used the carbs and proteins from corpses to make new critter parts and fuel metabolism.

After the 2004 Tsunami, there was a bumper crop of crabs harvested on Indian Ocean islands, Burma, Thailand, and Indonesian.
For obvious reasons.
Eating the crabs didn't bother the locals.

And I daresay people have similarly dined on shrimp and lobsters that have dined on dead human flesh, human fecal matter, and rotting fish and other "organic meals" carried out from the Coasts and river discharges.

Frankly, any body not cremated is consumed by bacteria, fungi, insects, and higher level organisms - and joins the food chain "Cycle".

Cedarford said...

We eat other scavangers, a certain percentage which, just by the odds in nature, have dined on human remains and used the carbs and proteins from corpses to make new critter parts and fuel metabolism.

After the 2004 Tsunami, there was a bumper crop of crabs harvested on Indian Ocean islands, Burma, Thailand, and Indonesian.
For obvious reasons.
Eating the crabs didn't bother the locals.

And I daresay people have similarly dined on shrimp and lobsters that have dined on dead human flesh, human fecal matter, and rotting fish and other "organic meals" carried out from the Coasts and river discharges.

Frankly, any body not cremated is consumed by bacteria, fungi, insects, and higher level organisms - and joins the food chain "Cycle".

James Pawlak said...

The readers might wish to recall the eating pigs (NOT pig eating) scene from the Hannibal Lector movie.

Jason said...

Daddy Won't Sell the Farm.

http://www.cmt.com/videos/montgomery-gentry/75970/daddy-wont-sell-the-farm.jhtml

But apparently, he's bought it.

Darrell said...

Prions aren't affected by heat, if soemone was thinking that they could limit their risk that way. They are proteins that tranform (re-configure) cells--think transformer toys. The body's cells or receptors need the robot shape to function, but now it is a pick-up truck.

The stupid European--who still don't accept the prion premise--started the whole thing by using sheep brains and skeletal parts--everything that could not be sold to humans-- to make, or as an additive, to animal feed. That was not the practice in the US.

traditionalguy said...

Maybe this episode will inspire the Arkansas foot ball program which needs a little inspiration.

virgil xenophon said...

When I was a kid my Uncle Lyndon had a large turkey farm (raised them in elevated chicken-wire floored pens so didn't have to worry about disease) outside of Leroy, Ill. He raised pigs too. We used to have state family reunions from my Dad's side of the family at his place every Fourth of July. (Had a huge two-story home w. verandah, large front yard and tree-lined entrance drive...great place for entertaining large numbers of people..) Once as a young kid I was foolish enough to jump into the hog pen and, MAN did the big Sows turn on me! Barely made it back over the fence in time. (All my cousins hooted--probably would have let them eat me for the fun of the show, lol.)

caplight45 said...

Chip Ahoy said: "because my thoughts were better than their comments."

Oh, my, somebody is certainly full of himself this morning.

edutcher said...

This also happened to an outlaw in, of all places, Santa Barbara CA in the 1850s.

The posse caught up with him at a pig sty and that was where the shootout was.

He landed on the wrong side.

David said...

Turnabout is fair play, folks.

campy said...

Oh, my, somebody is certainly full of himself this morning.

Better than something else being full of him.

holdfast said...

Serial killer Robert Pickton was also a pig farmer. It's estimated that his pigs disposed of over 50 abducted and murdered prostitutes and other women.

So yeah, anyone from Vancouver has thought about this issue.

John Orzechowski said...

“A good-hearted guy”,
brother said, and pigs reply,
“Good? Try delicious!”

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rhhardin said...

Armstrong and Getty suggest it was self defense.

PatCA said...

Another pig eating man scene in Copper last night.

Must be the new staple of cable tv shows.

Drew W said...

Less than two weeks ago, I had a very large hernia repaired. Rather than use a synthetic mesh, my surgeon opted for pigskin. There's a big sheet of it under my chest right now (hopefully) healing into place. So now when I hear stories like this one about the killer pigs, I'm filled with . . . empathy.

Freeman Hunt said...

My emotion-based side comes out: not eating those pigs, no way, no how.

sydney said...

Gives me some respect for the people in that reality show "American Hogger."

William said...

I wonder if we taste as good to pigs as pigs taste to us. Some pigs are into truffles so it's fair to say some of them have gourmet tastes. We should not stereotype pigs.

Astro said...

So how do the Catholics respond to 'transubstantiation'? The article of faith that the Eucharist is the actual body of Christ. Sounds like cannibalism.

Christy said...

A Chinese restaurant here in Tennessee was just cited for using road kill. I was all, ewww, yuck, until I learned it was from a dead deer on the road. (Someone spied the long tale heading into the kitchen.) Upon reflection I realized it was an excellent locavore practice. So it's all good.

Levi Starks said...

This article should put you off your bacon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_toilet

behindthelines said...

Soilent Bacon ..............It's People............

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SomeoneHasToSayIt said...


I wonder if the farmer tasted like chicken?

raf said...

So we are only one bear short of manbearpig, now.

Penny said...

See what can happen when pigs don't get their fair share of corn?

Think of this as a downstream consequence of ethanol.

Peter said...

The whole of america is full of unmarked graves where corpses have turned to grass and worms. The grass and worms have been eaten by critters who then became food for people.

Plus the hog pens have been a dumping ground for murder victims since Moby Dick was a minnow. What was that song from The Lion King?

YoungHegelian said...

@Astro,

So how do the Catholics respond to 'transubstantiation'? The article of faith that the Eucharist is the actual body of Christ. Sounds like cannibalism.

Depends on if you consider the cannibalism in the matter to be a question in substantiam or per accidens.

And if you don't understand what the fuck I'm talking about because you are unaware of the Scholastic categories that underlie the idea of transubstantiation, then you might want to refrain from gratuitous swipes at other people's faith when you don't know what you're talking about.

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...

I'm betting he also thinks the Immaculate Conception refers to the Virgin Birth of Jesus.



Astro said...

As an ex-Catholic I think I've earned the right be a bit snarky about it. Twelve years of nuns and priests and idiotic ceremonies and guilt, midnight masses and holy days of obligation, latin and vernacular and all that stuff.
in substantiam or per accidens? Who cares?