The Beef With The Frat Pig
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

The Beef With The Frat Pig

Save the Piggies

125
The Beef With The Frat Pig
http://curiousanimals.net/tag/pig/

Last week Instagram went wild when followers believed a cute pig named Amy was going to be killed. The Instagram account was flooded with negative comments calling the Texas fraternity "sick," "wrong," "abusive," and everything in-between. 

Later it was disclosed that there was never intent to kill the pig, and the whole thing had been started as a joke. 

So here's the story: A post put up by joking boys pulled thousands of followers and people accusing the fraternity of animals abuse. When in reality, the thousands of people who criticized them are eating bacon and pork that came from an identical baby pig. Yes, baby pigs are often used for bacon due to their fatty meat. 

Although there have been laws put in place for the humane killing of livestock, many farms still kill their animals illegally. ASPA notes that "The majority of U.S. states expressly exempt farm animals, or certain farming practices, from their anti-cruelty provisions, making it nearly impossible to provide even meager protections. Exemptions usually include common agricultural practices that, while common, are often shockingly cruel."

Heres a video of an undercover operation by the Animal Recovery Mission that uncovered an illegal slaughterhouse in Miami. Warning, the video is graphic. 

Operation Noche Buena Media Version 3

In this video, pigs were dragged with hooks in their mouth, hammered, beaten, and hung to bleed, all while still alive and moving.

Amy Swinehouse should have been an eye-opener to many students. They were defending the poor little pigs right to life, while completely ignoring everyday cruel practices. If Amy had actually been killed, it would have been legal under The Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act (HMLSA) if she were stunned or shot to prevent pain, and as long as the meat was not sold or consumed by anyone other than the owner. 

While I don't like the death of any animal, I understand that people like their meat as much as I like my vegetables. The problem is that Americans have become completely desensitized to how animals are treated. Cruelty laws can only go so far without enough support. So if you were one of the ones devastated at the potential death of Amy, find out how you can help. Here's a list of 10 ways given by ASPCA: How you can help

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Sports

The Gift Of Basketball

The NBA playoffs remind me of my basketball journey through time

281
Syracuse Basketball

I remember that when I was very little, my dad played in an adult basketball league, and I remember cheering him on with everything in me. I also remember going to Tuscola basketball games when the old floor was still there and the bleachers were still wooden. I remember always wanting to play basketball like my dad, and that's just what I did.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Plus Size Appreciation: How I Learned To Love My Body

Because it is okay to not be "skinny."

1719
www.hm.com

In America, we tend to stick up our noses at certain things that aren't the norm. For example, people who are overweight, or the politically correct term “obese." Men and women who are overweight get so much backlash because they are not skinny or "in shape," especially, African-American women, who are typically known for having wider hips and thicker thighs. Robert Darryl, an African-American filmmaker, explains the overall intention of the body mass index in his follow-up sequel, “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments."

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

It's More Than Just A Month

Mental Awareness reminds you that it's always darkest before the dawn.

3016
Wordpress
Odyssey recognizes that mental well-being is a huge component of physical wellness. Our mission this month is to bring about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community. Let's recognize the common symptoms and encourage the help needed without judgement or prejudice. Life's a tough journey, we are here for you and want to hear from you.

As the month of May begins, so does Mental Health Awareness Month. Anxiety, depression, bipolar mood disorder, eating disorders, and more affect millions of people in the United States alone every year. Out of those affected, only about one half seek some form of treatment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Pop Culture Needs More Plus Size Protagonists

When almost 70% of American women are a size 14 or bigger, movies like Dumplin' are ridiculously important, while movies like I Feel Pretty just feel ridiculous.

5629
Dumplin'

For as long as I can remember, I've been fat. The protagonists in the movies I've watched and the books I've read, however, have not been. . .

Keep Reading... Show less
How I Met My Best Friends In College

Quarantine inspired me to write about my freshman year to keep it positive and focus on all the good things I was able to experience this year! In this article, I will be talking about how I was able to make such amazing friends by simply putting myself out there and trying new things.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments