These days, anything goes in the world of corporate food. It’s like the wild west. Animal parts scraped up off of the kill floor of slaughterhouses where 10 billion animals are killed every year across America make their way into all kinds of foods you’d never even think of as “animal-based” like Jello gelatin, Gummy Bears, Twizzlers, marshmallows and the list could go on and on. But who could imagine that we live in an age where the rectum of slaughtered pigs could be commodified and packaged like a finished product as we see here in this photo from a Facebook friend.
And just where does this rectal material ends up no one may ever know. It could be in that can of Progresso split pea soup, in your hot dog or hamburger, in your favorite pork sausage breakfast links or on your pizza. If this doesn’t make you sick, consider the fact that almost all of the 200 million pigs raised for meat each year in the US live miserable lives of confinement, mutilations without pain relief, and ultimately a violent and terrifying end with a captive bolt gun to the head or a does of electrocution strong enough to cause a grand mal seizure.