The Killing of Poor Little Piggies
May 19, 2017 8:18pm CST
In the isolated places in Cordillera Philippines, the local tribes have distinct way of killing their animals. You might be surprised how they kill the wild pigs. The barbaric way is to hit the head of the pig until it dies and burn to remove the pig skin’s hair. Once it was done, they will normally butchered the pig. Next, cut pig’s meat into big slices. And then, they will clean and boil it with salt. If the meat is soft, then the perfect simple dish served to the local tribes. The local tribes are considered the hunters of pigs in the untouched mountains in their respective territories. They do prefer to eat wild pigs because it is tastier. Since wild pigs eat pure grasses in the forest. "Have you tried to kill a pig?" "Have you seen how to kill a pig?" Image Credit: Shavkat
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• United States
When I was younger, my dad would sometimes buy a piglet. He would raise it until it was a good sized hog, then have it butchered. I never witnessed the killing, but would suspect its throat was sliced instead of being beaten over the head. Hog hunters around here hunt with packs of dogs that might tear the pig apart if the pack reaches the hog before the hunter arrives to shoot it.
• Aurora, Missouri
I grew up on a working farm. We did kill our own pigs for meat. (Of course, they were tame pigs, not razorback hogs like the wild ones in our forests here.) We roped our pigs and hung them from a tree in the yard by their hind legs. Then slit their throats with a knife. It was not pretty, but it got the job done. I have eaten razorback meat once. It was not as good as tame pig meat. Uhm... I am sure wild pigs in the Philippines also eat acorns, carrion and fish when they can catch them, just like razorback hogs do. "Pigs, boars and hogs are omnivores and will eat just about anything. Wild boars eat roots, fruit, rodents and small reptiles, according to National Geographic. Domestic pigs and hogs are fed feed that is made from corn, wheat, soy or barley. On small farms, pigs are often fed "slop,” which consists of vegetable peels, fruit rinds and other leftover food items. Sometimes, free-range pigs find their own food, according to Oklahoma State University." Excerpt taken from:
I haven't tried to slit a pig's throat. I guess that's the advantage of living in the city. But then, I am quite fascinated how it was done. I was thinking to have some wild pigs in my granny's farmyard. It will be done once the family feud is being settled. You seem like a warrior slitting the throat of a pig.lol
• Aurora, Missouri
@Shavkat Hmmm... living in a city there may be different from living in a city here, Shavkat. I raised Pretty in a city but we still have access to farms and woodlands here for hunting. After killing and cleaning her first deer, she decided she prefers to fish. Fish take much less work cleaning them and preparing them for the grill than a deer does. I know cleaning and preparing fish takes much less work than butchering a hog does. That was never my favorite job. (I don't eat fish though, so Pretty has to do the catching, cleaning and cooking herself, if she wants to eat them. LOL!)
@DaddyEvil You don't want the taste of a fish. It is nice to live in your place. There are so many things to do with the family. I wish I can do all these kind of activities in the future. I never tried fishing.lol But I wish I can have the chance.
@LadyDuck If it were only so simple. Killing for the pure sake of hunting is not acceptable. Whislt people starve and live on the bread line they will always do whatever is necessary. Even dogs are slaughtered and eaten in the Philippines. Nothing however is allowed to go to waste. People we classify as Savage or barbaric live in and respect nature as they know it provides for them.
• Banks, Oregon
Question? How do you respectfully kill a animal? i mean isn't any form of killing it cruel? i understand your meaning though some ways are more cruel.... but i am sure these people atleast eat the meat, to me cruel killing is people who kill things just for sport and they do not even eat what they killed.
when my sister had a pig pen in our backyard, and a piglt is butchered, i know how they kill a domesticated pig: they tie the legs, and expose the neck, then slice the carotid artery until blood flows (and collected through a basin with vinegar). the shrill cries are loud, until it goes fainter.
• Redlands, California
Pig taste great, pork and all, but like any meat. you see how they kill it, Might make many people change their mind on eating ,meat. I have seen it and can live with myself. Do like the ones who treat the animals with respect before they kill them and when they kill them.