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(The Consumerist)   First the good news: the recent massive outbreak or Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea will not make you sick. Now the bad news: It will, however, likely cause prices of pork products to rise. Oh, and it probably sucks for the pigs, too   (consumerist.com) divider line 11
    More: Sick, National Pork Board, outbreaks  
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2014-03-14 12:30:32 PM  
The Jews did this.
 
2014-03-14 12:34:12 PM  
Awww, poop.  Dehydrated bacon.
 
2014-03-14 12:43:19 PM  
Please tell me I'm not the only person who initially read it as "Porcine Epic Diarrhea"...
 
2014-03-14 12:44:28 PM  
So you expect me to click on an article that is going to talk about both poop and bacon prices increasing?  My stomach ain't strong enough for that.
 
2014-03-14 02:06:09 PM  

Millennium: Please tell me I'm not the only person who initially read it as "Porcine Epic Diarrhea"...


Nah, me too. Except Porcupine instead of Porcine. It was an extremely unpleasant mental image.
 
2014-03-14 02:28:08 PM  
I like how they're leaving out the part about grinding up the babies and feeding them to their mothers.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/20/280183550/piglet-smoothi e- fed-to-sows-to-prevent-disease-activists-outraged?ft=1&f=1001
 
2014-03-14 02:50:55 PM  
Why do they keep feeding the dead of one species back to the same?

Wouldn't it make more sense to grind up dead cows and feed it to pigs and vice versa so there's less of a chance for mad-*animal* disease to occur?
 
2014-03-14 04:34:50 PM  
Behold the poopin' pig keychain
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2014-03-14 05:07:04 PM  

freda neato: I like how they're leaving out the part about grinding up the babies and feeding them to their mothers.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/20/280183550/piglet-smoothi e- fed-to-sows-to-prevent-disease-activists-outraged?ft=1&f=1001


Since there is no vaccine, this is about the only option they've got to build up immunity.  Not sure I could do it, OTOH, the piglets are already dead.  It's not like they're killing a live piglet to prepare the "smoothie."
 
2014-03-14 05:25:55 PM  
I understand. And I get that pigs can be cannibals. But it's just disgusting that we feed diseased animals to our food animals. Blaaargggh.
 
2014-03-14 06:47:25 PM  

Millennium: Please tell me I'm not the only person who initially read it as "Porcine Epic Diarrhea"...


Stupid internet.
 
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