Cool Pig - Yo!

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    A Butcher shop in Okinawa.
    Pork is quite popular there.
    Amongst a myriad of odd and apparently edible pig parts, I found the pig face particularly interesting....the face is skinned off the head and sold vacuum packed in clear plastic. It looks like some weird "Lord of the Flies" mask to me. But hey, waste not want not I guess! Anyways, this pig says hi!

    strader, RickyBoy, thestigmatic1, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. strader 94 months ago | reply

      SWEEEEEEET!!!!!!!! Maybe I'm just grotesque, but I friggin' love this!

    2. RickyBoy 94 months ago | reply

      Very clever shot !!

    3. dewaun.simmons 94 months ago | reply

      oh! this is hilarious! and a wee bit macabre. Fabulous idea and well done!

    4. strader 94 months ago | reply

      I don't care what anyone says, pig corpses with sunglasses are damn cute.

      I assume they are also yummy, but I never had the chance to try one while I was in Okinawa...

    5. Jack Brodus 93 months ago | reply

      Haha, awesome.

    6. Martin Ehrensvärd 78 months ago | reply

      We liked this picture and we've used it on our site, www.direction.com/how-we-work/learner-or-judge.html.
      Thanks for sharing it with the world under the Creative Commons license!

    7. mriscar 73 months ago | reply

      THIS IS SAD AND DISTURBING! FOR PEOPLE WHO EAT PIGS IT'S FUNNY?? ROTTING BODY PARTS CHOPPED OFF JUMBLED TOGETHER AND WITH SUNGLASSES- HOW PATHETIC! AND IF IT WERE A HUMAN IT WOULD BE WARPED AND HORRIFIC! iT MADE ME SICK AT MY STOMACH! I LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY AND PERHAPS THIS SHOT WOULD MAKE PEOPLE "THINK" BUT NO IT JUST MADE THEM LAUGH!??????

    8. rumpleteaser 70 months ago | reply

      I encourage all comments. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Photography is a means of expression as well as a way of documenting whats out there. Im glad that this photo is generating some interesting discussion, but lets try to keep the language down. There is no need to resort to name calling to have your thoughts heard or valued.

    9. thomasprogar 64 months ago | reply

      If this was a dog or cat, we all would be very disturbed. That pig probably had a horrible life and suffered an even worse death. We've been taught to love the dog and cat and eat the others, but just like your pets have feelings, so do farm animals.

    10. urodacus 57 months ago | reply

      Christiane K: I think the pig is pretty dead, and was dead before all its bits were cut off and displayed, so it really doesn't give a shit.

    11. ribuck 39 months ago | reply

      Thank you for licensing your photo to allow re-use. I used it to illustrate an answer to the question Do pigs deserve respect?

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