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(The State)   Wandering mascot pardoned by Piggly Wiggly shot to death by hungry vigilante with a 9mm   (thestate.com ) divider line
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2013-04-11 07:39:34 AM  

magneticmushroom: robohobo: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 464x352] It was a very primal thing. Felt nauseous for a few minutes after cutting it's throat to bleed it out. I didn't expect the blood to be so thick. There was a very weird sense of power, as well.

From the night before to the moment I made the cut, I had that building sense of anxiety and nausea, but as soon as it was bleeding, I felt fine, like I was no longer looking at an animal, but a set of meat cuts.

Everyone who eats meat should slaughter an animal at least once, for a better sense of where it comes from, and how it arrives on ones plate.

I agree completely. I feel more justified as a carnivore knowing that I have and, more importantly, can kill my own food.


Only ever shot and field-dressed a grouse.  I'm pretty sure that counts.  Not sure I could field dress anything bigger (or slaughter/butcher something like a pig).  That's a shiat-ton of blood and guts.
 
2013-04-11 07:53:43 AM  

doglover: robohobo: though I've seen plenty of PETA vids where dudes are flat out punching/kicking/otherwise beating the animals before or during.

So have I. That's why I used a qualifier.

And while it's sad this pig got shot, the dude wasn't out killing pigs for sport. The pig escaped from its enclosure in RURAL TENNESSEE! Y'know, where bacon is made. He was planning on eating the pig. He kinda poached it, but farm animals are meals on wheels feet. He was intending to have it butchered. For once $1000 fine seems reasonable. Normally I'm of the opinion that cruelty to animals and hanging should go hand in hand because it's clear from history if we don't stop the monsters who light a cat on fire today they'll film "three men one screwdriver" (SNUFF FILM, DO NOT GOOGLE THAT) tomorrow.


What are you talking about Tennessee? The dateline was charleston county, SC. A rather urban locale for pig slaughter.
 
2013-04-11 07:54:18 AM  

doglover: robohobo: though I've seen plenty of PETA vids where dudes are flat out punching/kicking/otherwise beating the animals before or during.

So have I. That's why I used a qualifier.

And while it's sad this pig got shot, the dude wasn't out killing pigs for sport. The pig escaped from its enclosure in RURAL TENNESSEE! Y'know, where bacon is made. He was planning on eating the pig. He kinda poached it, but farm animals are meals on wheels feet. He was intending to have it butchered. For once $1000 fine seems reasonable. Normally I'm of the opinion that cruelty to animals and hanging should go hand in hand because it's clear from history if we don't stop the monsters who light a cat on fire today they'll film "three men one screwdriver" (SNUFF FILM, DO NOT GOOGLE THAT) tomorrow.


I disagree.

Wild hogs are a major problem.  They tear up the environment.  In fact, in my state, feral pigs are completely unprotected, and hunters are encouraged to kill as many as they want at any time of the year.

Where this happened in South Carolina (not Tennessee), feral hogs aren't protected either:

Wild hogs are not protected in South Carolina and there is no closed season or bag limit on private land.

I don't think he was poaching, and given the amount of resources and effort the states collectively pour into controlling escaped and feral hogs, I think the guy should have been given a pat on the back, and a nice slab of bacon for his trouble.
 
2013-04-11 07:56:33 AM  
See, South? This is why we make fun of you.
 
2013-04-11 07:59:31 AM  

mike_d85: A rather urban locale for pig slaughter.


Even more reason to worry.

Pigs can be nasty.  Not something you want wandering around a neighborhood where children are about.

Also, this wasn't in Charleston, SC:  The place where the pig escaped from is located in Ravenel, SC, which is about 11 or 12 miles from Charleston, and judging by view on Google Earth, it's actually quite rural.
 
2013-04-11 08:02:59 AM  

dittybopper: mike_d85: A rather urban locale for pig slaughter.

Even more reason to worry.

Pigs can be nasty.  Not something you want wandering around a neighborhood where children are about.

Also, this wasn't in Charleston, SC:  The place where the pig escaped from is located in Ravenel, SC, which is about 11 or 12 miles from Charleston, and judging by view on Google Earth, it's actually quite rural.


Article further says the incident happened in Meggett, which is just down the road from Ravenel (which is where the PO box for LEARN is).  Also quite rural in character.
 
2013-04-11 08:13:58 AM  
Having seen what was left of a full size Cadillac after hitting a pig that was on the highway the guy did the right thing. How many CHILDREN could have been KILLED or INJURED if that pig had caused a wreck? Would the owner have been charged if their negligence had caused DEAD CHILDREN splattered across the highway? Stupid transplants trying to Kalifornicate the country, even if she is from DC.
 
2013-04-11 08:35:29 AM  
Sounds about right for South Carolina.  Soooo glad to not live in the South.  Around my parts (CO), the pig simply would have been rounded up and taken back to the owner.  No fuss, no drama, and no stupid gun play.
 
2013-04-11 08:46:48 AM  

sevenpointsixtwo: Sounds about right for South Carolina.  Soooo glad to not live in the South.  Around my parts (CO), the pig simply would have been rounded up and taken back to the owner.  No fuss, no drama, and no stupid gun play.




If the guys involed truly thought it was a feral pig then they did thier civic duty to kill it.
/ There's no such thing as a "wild pig" in the USA
// They are feral
/// Still tasty thou
 
2013-04-11 09:07:37 AM  

mike_d85: What are you talking about Tennessee


I could have sworn I read Tennessee in the article. Anyway, if a hog can get loose and eat acorns long enough for a man who knows a butcher shop to drive home and get his gun, IT'S THE COUNTRYSIDE. By definition.
 
2013-04-11 10:45:04 AM  

doglover: I could have sworn I read Tennessee in the article. Anyway, if a hog can get loose and eat acorns long enough for a man who knows a butcher shop to drive home and get his gun, IT'S THE COUNTRYSIDE. By definition.


Of course, if it was loose long enough for him to drive home, get his gun, come back and shoot it without having gotten in the road, then maybe it wasn't such a threat to the drivers on that road.
 
2013-04-11 10:48:50 AM  
The pig's body was given to the animal's owner for burial breakfast

I'm the new editor and I approve this message.


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/04/10/2717244/pig-pardoned-by-piggly-wig g ly.html#storylink=cpy
 
2013-04-11 11:13:22 AM  
WTF is wrong with the southern states? Seriously, do you people teach kids to be f'in mentally challenged down there?

People in southern states tend to remind me of the emotional dysfunctional special needs children in my area who all suffer  from remarkably braindead parents who..

Oh, I see...

*Shakes angry fist* PAREEEEENNNTS!
 
2013-04-11 11:40:17 AM  

magneticmushroom: KrispyKritter: i couldn't kill an animal. i wish i felt the same about humans.

CSB: I raise goats. The girls are for milk (and delicious cheese), and the boys become sammich filling.

Being originally from east coast 'burbs, the only thing I'd ever killed were bong hits and pizza. The whole IDEA of killing an animal for food was weird to me. I never had to actually face what was wrapped neatly at the grocery store.

Fast-forward to September of last year. While I was away visiting family, the girlfriend had borrowed some goats to eat the weeds in the yard. After a while, they did their thing, and the owner came and got them, except one, who neither could catch. I was fine having a goat wander our yard, eating weeds, and staying out of our way. Then it started attacking our dogs, one of whom is deaf, nearly blind, and sixteen years old. So I decided to eat the little farker.

I watched a bunch of youtube videos to see how it's done, caught the bastard, and did the deed. It was weird. There was a lot of blood, and a definite moment where you have to decide to go through with it or not. I don't think I could ever kill an animal for anything other than food, or mercy. I could never kill someone's pet, or one OBVIOUSLY belonging to someone else, even if it was edible.

Having said that, that goat was farking delicious, and I started collecting and breeding goats for food. The boys all get castrated and named after Space Mutiny MST3K nicknames. (eg: Blast Hardcheese, Crud Bonemeal, Thick McRunfast, etc.)


You killed  Zap Rowsdower?!!
 
2013-04-11 11:42:18 AM  
Acharne I kill my own food everytime I chew my nails.

robohobo: [overgrown cheese infected toenails 600x450]

Wanna chow down?


This is why doctors get paid a lot of money.
 
2013-04-11 11:49:28 AM  

Active introvert: Why do I picture all the people involved were wearing bib overalls?


Because you are probably as ignorant as the dumbass who shot the pig is my guess. Stereotypes are bad mmkay?
 
2013-04-11 12:01:42 PM  

mike_d85: doglover: robohobo: though I've seen plenty of PETA vids where dudes are flat out punching/kicking/otherwise beating the animals before or during.

So have I. That's why I used a qualifier.

And while it's sad this pig got shot, the dude wasn't out killing pigs for sport. The pig escaped from its enclosure in RURAL TENNESSEE! Y'know, where bacon is made. He was planning on eating the pig. He kinda poached it, but farm animals are meals on wheels feet. He was intending to have it butchered. For once $1000 fine seems reasonable. Normally I'm of the opinion that cruelty to animals and hanging should go hand in hand because it's clear from history if we don't stop the monsters who light a cat on fire today they'll film "three men one screwdriver" (SNUFF FILM, DO NOT GOOGLE THAT) tomorrow.

What are you talking about Tennessee? The dateline was charleston county, SC. A rather urban locale for pig slaughter.


Chaleston is urban Charleston county could be anything from lowland forest to farmland to salt marsh
 
2013-04-11 12:05:41 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: "wild pig"


Yeah if they are born to feral parents the USDNR consider them wild.
 
2013-04-11 12:46:58 PM  
Kreiger
 
2013-04-11 12:48:25 PM  
 
2013-04-11 02:12:42 PM  

Netrngr: mike_d85: doglover: robohobo: though I've seen plenty of PETA vids where dudes are flat out punching/kicking/otherwise beating the animals before or during.

So have I. That's why I used a qualifier.

And while it's sad this pig got shot, the dude wasn't out killing pigs for sport. The pig escaped from its enclosure in RURAL TENNESSEE! Y'know, where bacon is made. He was planning on eating the pig. He kinda poached it, but farm animals are meals on wheels feet. He was intending to have it butchered. For once $1000 fine seems reasonable. Normally I'm of the opinion that cruelty to animals and hanging should go hand in hand because it's clear from history if we don't stop the monsters who light a cat on fire today they'll film "three men one screwdriver" (SNUFF FILM, DO NOT GOOGLE THAT) tomorrow.

What are you talking about Tennessee? The dateline was charleston county, SC. A rather urban locale for pig slaughter.

Chaleston is urban Charleston county could be anything from lowland forest to farmland to salt marsh


Lies, you're all spreading lies.  Charleston only exists within the boundries of the Atlantic and 526.

/whatever, not TN
 
2013-04-11 07:46:12 PM  
My sister works for L.E.A.R.N. horse rescue and knew this pig personally (really).  She was pretty upset about it, and her boss (the pig's owner) was devastated as the pig was part of her 'family' of rescued pets/animals.  This hog was supposed to live out the rest of its retirement on the rescue farm (located in a very rural part of SC on a huge farm), but somehow managed to escape.  It's a sad situation.  I don't for a second believe that the shooter had any concerns for 'safety'.  I'm not even sure that he really would have taken it for meat processing (as was claimed in some of the articles).  My gut says that he saw an opportunity to try out his pistol on something living, and elected to do so.  It must suck to have such a tiny dick.
 
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