Bay County officials are investigating an animal control employee who apparently did not follow proper shelter procedures. He reportedly took home a pig that had been surrendered to the facility, butchered it, then ate it. Animal lovers are outraged, while county officials are embarrassed and looking for answers.
Here’s the part that really got me:
But the investigation won’t bring “Fluffy” back. “I don’t understand how people can do that. Look it in the face and kill it and then eat it. It broke my heart that someone could be that hideous.”
You’ve gotta be kidding me.
It’s a pig.
We’ve been eating them for centuries.
Does this person think that bacon and ham grow on pork trees?
Someone’s gotta “look it in the face and kill it” before it can end up wrapped in cellophane at the local Whole Foods.
Of course, part of this comes from the fact that I was raised in the country where we regularly looked our farm animals in the face and then humanely slaughtered them and prepared them for consumption.
I realize that the urbanization of the US population has disconnected many people from the agricultural roots of our society, and I agree that it was probably against policy for an animal control employee to just arbitrarily take an animal home for dinner, but acting like killing a type of animal that is regularly butchered for food in this country is somehow some sort of crime against nature and humanity is a bit over the top if you ask me.
I wonder what Drama Llama tastes like…maybe grilled with some barbecue sauce.