The Thing about Swine is that they’re pigs. More or less.
They hang around in mud, dirt and flies. Those components are like magnets to each other. Still, these dirty animals have got something about them making people go ‘awww’, even though their smell is really awwwwful. Believe you me. When I was young I went with my aunt, a veterinary, to circumsize young piglets. Piggy boys. Well, they ain’t boys nomore, I can tell you. Was an event of a lifetime! Looking at these noisy creatures, with a bit of an arrogance in their ways, dragging their drugged legs behind them. (Ah, those were the days!)
So. They’re noisy, they smell, they have got a really bad reputation, but yet there’s something likeable about them. Speaking about eating them, of course, they have alot to offer:
I knew a couple who had a Viatnameese pork in their house. You know these little, short-haired, black buggers who’re always up for a treat. They’re great domestic animals, I can tell you, apart from when you’re trying to give them a bath. I participated once and even today, sometimes at night, I can hear the soultearing sound of a pig who really don’t want to be cleaned.
The thing about them, however, is that they are so much like us. Genetically speaking, if you compare a human and a pig fetus, you would possibly be unable to tell the difference. This, however, applies to other animals as well. Like chickens.
We have to dig deeper, folks. Deeper into ourselves.
‘Cause pigs are human. Even more human than we are. Pigs don’t wage wars or murder each other for worthless jewelry (or even a nice pile of mud)! Sure it happens that pig-mums eat their children after birth. It’s gruesome, some would say. What we do is just giving it another name; abortion. And sometimes, abortion is a good solution. Nature knows this, as well.
Pigs are really great animals. If I’d been a politically interested American, I’d surely vote on any Swine before letting Bush into the White House (or the backyard of it). I think pigs could really do something about the global situation. Pigs don’t tend to solve problems with making up new ones. And they certainly wouldn’t tolerate racism.
I think the Time of Swine is coming. Just a notion.
(Picture courtesy of Oklahoma State University: Department of Animal Science and some Polish butcher or something.)