Many wonder what were the buyers at Costco thinking when they ordered this pressure molded abomination of an infant pig. We first learned of this at The Consumerist website and the photo here was snapped by one of their reporters. The Mini Piglet, it turns out, is made by Illinois-based Greenfield Farms and can be purchased online for $59.12.
This product has been made into somewhat of a laughing stock by online press sources like The Seattle Weekly who writes: “The molded meat log has quite a quirky personality too! It apparently can’t wait to be cooked up “crisp and tasty.”
Of course what is completely missing from the press coverage, due to their ignorance of the subject, is the hog factory farming industry that is behind this and so many other processed pork products and that is the source of unimaginable brutality to animals, toxic waste to our air, waterways and land and unprecedented rates of chronic disease brought on by unhealthy food choices.
And of course, not to dwell too much on the obvious, but when the press can joke about the exploitation of infant animals being slaughtered for tasty treats, it only shows how deeply in denial they are about animal suffering in the age of factory farming.