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April 30, 2007

How many farmers does it take...

to tattoo a pig? Here's a collection of six images of some tattooed pigs at a page titled artfarm china.

ArtFarmPigs.jpg

Posted by joke du jour at April 30, 2007 08:00 PM

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I think it is morally wrong to do such a thing. You have no right to do cruel things to animals. How would you like it if against your will, someone gave you a tattoo. I don't think you;d like it very much. Please do not continue this. And yes I am aware that this is just for fun, but it is not fn for the pig. Thanks you for your time.

Posted by: feaven at March 2, 2009 01:20 PM

I think it is morally wrong to do such a thing. You have no right to do cruel things to animals. How would you like it if against your will, someone gave you a tattoo. I don't think you;d like it very much. Please do not continue this. And yes I am aware that this is just for fun, but it is not fun for the pig. Thanks you for your time.

Posted by: feaven at March 2, 2009 01:21 PM

feaven

You're welcome to leave your comments here but no one at this site had anything to do with the tattooing.

You're right that I wouldn't like to be tattooed against my will. On the other hand, I don't ever expect to be served as bacon. (M-m-m!)

The tattooed pigs were an art project by a (vegetarian) Belgian named Wim Delvoye. See this page to read more about his project.

Internationally celebrated for his stained-glass soccer goalie nets, monumental steel Gothic trucks and tractors and sophisticated Cloaca digestive tract machines that turn food into excrement, Belgium-born Wim Delvoye became a part-time resident of China in 2004 when he rented a farm to tattoo pigs. Delvoye wasn't interested in breeding hogs or raising them for meat – he is a vegetarian – but rather to use their skins to make art that literally grows. In 2005 he purchased a new, larger farm about one hour outside of Beijing, where his workers tattoo and pamper his precious property.

If you feel strongly about this, perhaps you should send your comments to M. Delvoye. (I don't know how to contact him.)

Posted by: JdJ at March 2, 2009 08:04 PM

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