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   xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 3 12:49 AM

October 3, 2008: Friday Pigs

OK, it's Friday and that means a cute, cuddly, preferably edible, image.

We've seen the racing pigs before, a couple times I think.
We've seen they come out of the gate.



And we've seen them race around the track



But the burning question is, are they forced to do this?
Are they being abused by their owners/trainers?
Are they being mistreated for the amusement of callous race goers?

Is PETA right?

Or do the piggies enjoy, nay, look forward with anticipation, to the race?



Looks to me like they can't wait to, git 'er done.



Juniper  Friday Oct 3 01:03 AM

I never sau-sage a thing! What a bunch of hams.



lumberjim  Friday Oct 3 01:14 AM

FRYday IotD......mmmmmmmm...edible..




spudcon  Friday Oct 3 02:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
OK, it's Friday and that means a cute, cuddly, preferably edible, image.

We've seen the racing pigs before, a couple times I think.
We've seen they come out of the gate.



And we've seen them race around the track



But the burning question is, are they forced to do this?
Are they being abused by their owners/trainers?
Are they being mistreated for the amusement of callous race goers?

Is PETA right?

Or do the piggies enjoy, nay, look forward with anticipation, to the race?



Looks to me like they can't wait to, git 'er done.
But they're not showing what the guy standing behind them is doing!


Sundae  Friday Oct 3 05:33 AM

Lookit number 1 go!
Good piggy pictures, thanks



sweetwater  Friday Oct 3 08:56 AM

Fast food!



Trilby  Friday Oct 3 09:05 AM

I think pigs are adorable. I wonder why I keep eating them? I should stop.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 3 09:21 AM

Because you know there's always another one...







in another bar.



Trilby  Friday Oct 3 09:24 AM

Everyone with the blowjob jokes...sigh. I wish I didn't like cock so much.

sigh.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 3 09:29 AM

Nay, nay, it was not a gender specific wisecrack.



birdclaw  Friday Oct 3 01:01 PM

I don't know man. They don't look too happy in those cages. Kinda creepy, vicious, and defeated all at once.



LabRat  Friday Oct 3 02:36 PM

When I lived by a greyhound racing track, we used to bet on ones that peed or pooped on the way to the start gate, they always seemed to place or show. Wonder if it's the same for piglets?



WillieO  Friday Oct 3 03:29 PM

mmmm....Bacon



Gravdigr  Friday Oct 3 03:34 PM

Bacobaconbacon! Iiiiiiiit's BACON!!!!!

A friend used to have a pot-bellied pig as a pet. His name was Bar-B-Q. The pig not the friend. His name was Tony. The friend not the pig.



BrianR  Friday Oct 3 05:49 PM

I know someone in Germantown with a watch-pig in her yard. Damn thing attacks anyone who wanders too close to it's doghouse along the front walk.



Chocolatl  Friday Oct 3 09:10 PM

For the pig races at the local strawberry festival every spring, the pigs race to the finish line for Oreos. I bet those pigs in the third picture are just reeeeeaally excited about cookies!



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 3 11:06 PM

Yes, I'm hot to trot for Oreos, too... and Hawaiian Punch, back when it was thicker than cough syrup. My teeth would vibrate, but I wouldn't drift off and burn the couch or carpet.



sandypossum  Saturday Oct 4 10:28 PM

I've seen the piggies in question in action. The show is run by a bloke by the name of Tom Vandeleur. Story goes that he's an Aussie pig farmer who discovered pig racing in the USA and brought it to Australia. He likes to wear big American style "cowboy outfits". When I saw the pigs they looked well cared for and keen to race / dive. My guess is that they get a tasty reward at the finish line and are racing for that. The diving pig definitely had her eyes focused on someone at the edge of the pool who was holding out a hand. Didn't look too keen to jump in, but the treats won her over in the end, and she got a snoutful as soon as she reached the hand.

But they are all piglets (not adult pigs) and I do wonder what happens once their career is over. Do they go to an intensive pig farming facility or to a free range pig farm? Perhaps I'm being cynical and they end their days lounging by a pool, watching the younger pigs train.



Treasenuak  Sunday Oct 5 08:16 AM

Or maybe the older piggies "retire" from the track and eventually become trainers themselves, teaching the next generation of piggy runners how to do their jobs?



Sundae  Sunday Oct 5 08:27 AM

... before becoming commentators.



spudcon  Sunday Oct 5 09:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
... before becoming commentators.
That's the correct answer! I wonder if they wear stupid hats and hang out at McDonalds in the morning, swapping lies?


xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Oct 5 09:53 AM

Or power-walking the mall.



TheMercenary  Sunday Oct 5 10:43 AM

yesterday in Savannah:

http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galle....php?id=348193

http://savannahnow.com/node/587409



Sundae  Sunday Oct 5 11:15 AM

Them's not pigs!



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