This piece raises an issue inescapable of
slaughtering pigs that most people are unaware of: the last pig
remaining in the pen after all the other pigs have been slaughtered.
The author describes how pigs deeply enjoy and need other pigs
around, and that when they find themselves alone they go through a
state of severe emotional turmoil, many times injuring themselves.
What Humane Slaughterhouses Don't Solve: The Last Pig Problem
and have a tissue ready.
Pigs are incredibly sensitive animals who thrive in the companion
of other pigs and who form lasting relationships. What we do to them
in order to raise them for food is atrocious. We should all ask
ourselves: is the very transient enjoyment of the taste of their
flesh so important that we are willing to pay others to cause them
much pain and misery?
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