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Diving pigs 'make better bacon'


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#1    Bling

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

One Chinese pig farmer says he has an unusual way to produce better tasting bacon. Huang Demin of Ningxiang county in Hunan province makes his pigs dive, everyday, from a roughly ten-foot-tall wooden platform into a pond.

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Not sure about this....seems cruel to me :unsure2:


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

View PostBling, on 16 November 2012 - 11:18 PM, said:

Diving pigs 'make better bacon'


Of course. Everyone knows that.



BTW, I read Divine Pigs at first. That would be even weirder.

Edited by EllJay, 17 November 2012 - 12:18 AM.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

If true, what made him think of making the pig dive in the first place to see if it made better tasting meat?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

I lost interest in the pigs when I saw the bacon bikini top at the bottom of the page.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

I didn't scroll down that far to see the bacon bikini at first - I wish I hadn't now!


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

This seems like a little much to me.  Let the pig be a pig.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:15 AM

Oye, us humans are weird. That's just crazy nonsense.
Kind of like trying to make beef more tender by having dynamite explode near it.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

I wonder if the flavour that makes bacon so appealing is enhanced by the adrenalin borne of fear in making the jumps.  Or, if they do it every day and overcome their fear, come to enjoy it immensely in fact, is it enhanced due to the neuropeptides that are produced, either way?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

The experience is bound to strengthen them physically so perhaps they lay down more muscle? Sounds a little scary for the poor buggers - at least at first.  They are very intelligent creatures.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:37 PM

They certainly do when they dive into a frying pan.





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