Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Male Chauvinist Pig slaughter

The decision by the Egyptian authorities to slaughter all of the pigs in the country is stupid on many different levels--and with a sexist little twist. It seems that the culling outstripped the capacity of slaughterhouses to use any kind of humane methods.

"Only the males are killed in accordance with the rules," said journalist Heba Nasreddin, while "the piglets and sows are hit with an iron bar and left to bleed to death."

So when it comes to non-halal animals it seems women and children come last?

2 comments:

Tuscan Capo said...

Excellent question, Em. The whole thing compels me to ask why any society run by males seems to lack any balls whatsoever?

ConnieFoggles said...

I still can't believe that the government did this. How stupid! Don't they even look at the medical information on Swine Flu?