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« on: 09/07/2007 16:07:12 »
watching one of my favourite programmes, Deadwood, they often dispose of dead bodies by giving them to Mr Woo, for pig feed. Would pigs really eat dead bodies?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 09/07/2007 16:38:39 »
 My son raised a couple pigs he never served them meat! But I don't know!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/07/2007 17:54:14 »
Wasn't there a recent case in the USA or Canada where a guy was disposing of female prostitutes by cutting them up and feeding them to the pigs?

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« Reply #3 on: 10/07/2007 07:25:44 »
would i have to cut someone into pieces, then? or would the pigs eat the person whole?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 10/07/2007 08:11:24 »
watching one of my favourite programmes, Deadwood, they often dispose of dead bodies by giving them to Mr Woo, for pig feed. Would pigs really eat dead bodies?

Have you seen "Snatch"?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 10/07/2007 08:17:57 »
watching one of my favourite programmes, Deadwood, they often dispose of dead bodies by giving them to Mr Woo, for pig feed. Would pigs really eat dead bodies?

Have you seen "Snatch"?

No, im not a big film fan.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 10/07/2007 08:32:18 »
Bricktop goes into a nice explanation of the eating capacity of pigs. How scientific it is, i don't know. But here it is (and it's in line with your recent train of thought.....):

Brick Top: You're always gonna have problems lifting a body in one piece. Apparently the best thing to do is cut up a corpse into six pieces and pile it all together.

Sol: Would someone mind telling me, who are you?

Brick Top: And when you got your six pieces, you gotta get rid of them, because it's no good leaving it in the deep freeze for your mum to discover, now is it? Then I hear the best thing to do is feed them to pigs. You got to starve the pigs for a few days, then the sight of a chopped-up body will look like curry to a pi**head. You gotta shave the heads of your victims, and pull the teeth out for the sake of the piggies' digestion. You could do this afterwards, of course, but you don't want to go sievin' through pig shi*, now do you? They will go through bone like butter. You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about eight minutes. That means that a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, "as greedy as a pig".
 

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« Reply #7 on: 10/07/2007 09:07:33 »
OOOOOH!!!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 11/07/2007 08:06:14 »
i didn't read all of this.. but i was thinking about this the other day. i was wondering.. if farmers give pigs scraps and some of the scraps were pork products... does that make the pig a cannibal?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 11/07/2007 09:15:08 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig
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Pigs are omnivores, which means that they consume both plants and small animals. Pigs will scavenge and have been known to eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, tree bark, rotting carcasses, excreta (including their own), garbage, and other pigs. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves and grasses, roots, fruits and flowers. Occasionally, in captivity, pigs may eat their own young, often if they become severely stressed.

Their omnivorous diet, aggressive behaviour and their feeding method of rooting in the ground all combine to severely alter ecosystems unused to pigs. Pigs will even eat small animals and destroy nests of ground nesting birds.

So, yes Kadie, they can be cannibalistic, even without the farmer deliberately feeding them pork.
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« Reply #11 on: 11/07/2007 09:39:26 »
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Pigs are omnivores, which means that they consume both plants and small animals. Pigs will scavenge and have been known to eat any kind of food, including dead insects, worms, tree bark, rotting carcasses, excreta (including their own), garbage, and other pigs. In the wild, they are foraging animals, primarily eating leaves and grasses, roots, fruits and flowers. Occasionally, in captivity, pigs may eat their own young, often if they become severely stressed.

Their omnivorous diet, aggressive behaviour and their feeding method of rooting in the ground all combine to severely alter ecosystems unused to pigs. Pigs will even eat small animals and destroy nests of ground nesting birds.

So, yes Kadie, they can be cannibalistic, even without the farmer deliberately feeding them pork.

Wow George I did not know that.. We always fed them scraps but never meat scraps.. I really did not know these things about pigs.. very interesting!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 11/07/2007 09:43:42 »
interesting... and pretty gross...
 

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« Reply #13 on: 13/11/2007 10:21:27 »
Feral pigs here will eat each other; so yes they can be cannabilistic. Oooh, and they also LOVE a fresh cracked egg!!!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 13/11/2007 13:07:19 »
Wasn't there a recent case in the USA or Canada where a guy was disposing of female prostitutes by cutting them up and feeding them to the pigs?

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You're thinking of Robert Pickton, the most disgusting human being to ever live, if you could even call him that. He confessed to 49 murders, but the police think it could be as high as 61.

Oh yah, I worked at a meat packing plant and anything that hit the floor (mainly pork products) was sent to become hog feed. Saddened me with all of the antibacterial stuff they put on the floors that was turned into feed with the meat.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 15/01/2008 23:58:15 »
Yes, pigs are omnivorous, so they can survive on just about anything edible if they have to. But smart farmers will feed them good quality grains, while cheapskate farmers will feed them the garbage mentioned by elegantlywasted.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 16/01/2008 05:08:30 »
would i have to cut someone into pieces, then? or would the pigs eat the person whole?

Is someone causing you problems. . .hmmmm?


They do the same thing with chickens.  Feeding them scrap chicken from the factory.
I'd say if you starve anything long enough it will eat what ever is placed in front of it. Though it is wild that pigs will eat bones if that is true!
 

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