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Pig-chopping festival

Each year, on the sixth day of the lunar new year, the villagers of a town about 25 miles north of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, organize a festival to honor their local guardian deity, Doan Thuong. The celebrations include traditional festival features such as a march and live music, but one part of the ceremony is not for the faint of heart. a live pig is shuttled around the village before being placed on the ground on its back. Assistants hold ropes attached to the pig's legs, spreading the animal's appendages apart to expose its belly. A man wielding a large blade then chops the pig in half, and the villagers rush to smear the blood on bank notes, hoping for good luck in the new year. The practice has been condemned by activists inside Vietnam and abroad.

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by meatforlife

submitted February 3rd 2012

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that is brutal and dare I say inhumane
3 years ago
It is very human.
3 years ago
Why slice it before striking?
3 years ago
That's pretty fucked up.
3 years ago
I mean, it's not like they shoot it in the head or something and get it all over with painlessly, this guy slicing it, then hacks away at the thing.

That's just wrong.
3 years ago
Like you don't eat water buffalos alive and zebras..palees..
3 years ago
Those bastards are just asking for it.
3 years ago
also this guys a pussy people in the old meat packing plants could have finished that in one blow
3 years ago
bacon or a ham sandwhich anyone?
3 years ago
Bacon flavored ice cream would be awesome right now.
3 years ago
And there was much rejoicing.
3 years ago
And the meat packing house is better!? Or consider what a pack of wolves would do to this pig in the wild. Life is brutal. To consider this inhuman is to be naive.
3 years ago
Inhuman not inwolfy.
3 years ago
Is that a very large pig or does it just appear that way because they're all 4"6' ?
3 years ago
4'6".

Shut up.
3 years ago
Actually both work.
3 years ago
No they don't.
3 years ago
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3 years ago
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