Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Other White Meat

I neglected to mention that, as part of the countryside celebrations of the Chinese National Day holiday, I also had the distinct pleasure of witnessing the slaughter of a live pig. By hand. No big deal. Tastes like chicken?

Step 1: pig is weighed

Step 2: Preparing for slaughter.  Takes four dudes to mount the squealing animal on the bench.

Step 3: I just couldn't bring myself to witness the slitting of the throat, but here's the aftermath. Compare the metal bowl in this photo vs. in the previous one...  Also, note the cigs hanging from everyone's mouth as they wrestle the animal to the ground with blood-covered hands.  Ballers.

Step 4: Soaking the dead pig in a vat of hot water before skinning it

Step 5: Gutting the pig

Step 6: dinner.

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