Plumping Pigs with Pot PlantsWritten by Lillian Tram on July 20th, 2013
Recent news has shocked the world of pork lovers, as well as the members and fans of MyPigMeUp.com, regarding a new trend in pig feeding. According to Eatocracy.cnn.com a local longtime vendor at Seattle’s Pike Place market known as Bucking Boars Ranch has started to sell meat from pigs that have been plumped with marijuana plants.
The explanation coming from Bucking Boars Ranch explained that since pot is legal in Washington State, medicinal marijuana farmers don’t know what to do with the parts of marijuana that aren’t good for pot. Hence, the pork purveyor has come up with the idea to start feeding their hogs on pot: “It turns out that all those useless stems, root bulbs and oversized leaves are great feed for pigs”.
Hence, their pigs are fed marijuana from Top Shelf Organic and their marijuana waste donation. From an economical point of view, the trade seems fair, since this cooperative act works for both parties. Moreover, BB Ranch owner William von Schneidau told Seattle’s KOMO that, I quote “All we’re trying to do is to help the local ranchers and to figure out some ways to shorten the carbon footprint”.
They also stated that pork meat from potted pigs tastes savory. The scariest thing is that, 66.57% of the poll on Eatocracy.cnn.com answered positively to the question “Would you try pot-fed pork?” So, thinks can look OK at first but did anybody asked the pigs about this? What next? Don’t they get a buzz?
Although pot is legal in the state of Washington it doesn’t mean this is a right thing to do. We all know that pigs eat everything you give them, no buts and maybes, but when it comes to feeding them hallucinogenic plants the question is where do you draw the line between what is right and what is ethical?
Will we enjoy better meat quality or higher nutritional pork meals due to pot feeding? Will the pigs enjoy a better quality life before slaughter?
Since there is no research done on the effects of eating marijuana waste on pigs, then we should not haste and agree with this bizarre solution for raising pigs. In the end, the most concerning thing for a pork purveyor are the costs of production and the profit. Apart from this, think about what damage pot pork can do for you.
Have you considered taking a UA lately? Or does your lifestyle and profession prohibits the consumption of hallucinogenic plants? Then you may think twice before tasting the ‘savory’ pot pork yourself. On the other side, are pigs meant to feast on marijuana plants only? Doesn’t their diet imply a little bit of protein and other nutrients as well?
According to researchers, they do. Meanwhile, we stand against pigs being plumped on pot plants because of health as well as ethical issues. What is your stand regarding the matter?