Are Pigs and Hogs Taking Over the World?

Photo by: Flickr/ Tine & Wear Archives and Museums
Piggy Back Ride
As early as 563 BC, people began to torment pigs.
Related: The 19 ugliest newborn animals...ever... more 
Photo by: Flickr/ Tine & Wear Archives and Museums
Piggy Back Ride
As early as 563 BC, people began to torment pigs.
Related: The 19 ugliest newborn animals...ever less 
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Wed, Oct 10, 2012 4:24 PM EDT
Okay y'all, it just got real. An Oregon farmer was reportedly eaten by his hogs. I kid you not. An article in the SFGate says he went out to feed them and never came back. The farmer's family says he really loved his animals and was very dedicated to them. Obviously, the pigs weren't feeling it. One friend suggested to me that maybe the farmer just ran away, which is a lovely thought, but they found the guy's dentures and some body parts. One has to wonder how long these pigs were waiting for their opportunity to strike. Most of us think of pigs as harmless, sometimes cute farm residents, but we obviously need to revisit that thinking. I did some investigating, and my theory is that this attack is just the beginning. There was some mention of an "a-pork-alypse" in the last few weeks with the talk of a bacon shortage, but maybe the real "a-pork-alypse" just started with that poor farmer in Oregon. - By Amy Fleck



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