Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Pig: To eat or not to eat?
Aside from being absolutely adorable and smart, they have a very fast learning capacity, faster than even some chimps, and an intensity of focus never seen in chimps. They live complex social lives, they excel at video games difficult for a young child, they have a great sense of direction, and the mothers are known to sing to their piglets as they nurse them. And they love close contact with each other as well as their human caregivers and are known to form very strong bonds with both.
I also just learned a lot of scary facts about where and how a lot of pork is processed. I will warn you there are some disturbing facts and pictures, but its important to learn where our food comes from so we can make informed decisions about what we put into our bodies. To eat pig or not - only you can answer that question for yourself. But if you do choose to eat pigs, my hope (and part of the purpose of my blog) is that you will choose to eat happy pigs that are treated humanely in life and in death. It will be healthier for you, the pig-kind, and your surrounding environment.
Check out my "Where does your food come from?" page to read more about the Smithfield Food company.