Real Piggy Banks…

– – How would you like a piggy bank made from a real piggy?–No, I wouldn’t, either…

They are for sale, however, from a novelty retailer out of Vancouver, British Columbia;  yes, taxidermied piglet piggy banks for a mere $4,000 each!  Production costs are high for the item, with the taxidermy process alone taking six months.  The piglets used have actually died of natural causes.

Animal activists have called the piglet banks, “a particularly callous and demeaning exploitation of a baby animal’s dead body.”  Although no pigs are killed to make the piglet banks, the co-owner of the Canadian novelty retail establishment which has been brought much publicity feels that the real argument would seem to be about taxidermy and whether preserving animals for aesthetic appeal is ethical.

There is unquestionably value in taxidermy to the extent that it has allowed for rare and extinct animals to be displayed and studied; I personally find the display of hacked-off animal parts to be gruesome and repugnant, however…


Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: animal rights, strange, strange happenings, things humans do, weird

Tags:

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

4 Comments on “Real Piggy Banks…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    “In God, we trust. All others deposit in Babe.”

  2. carycomic Says:

    Rest assured, though: Arnold Ziffel did not meet the same fate. After GREEN ACRES went off the air, he retired from acting, and returned to his hometown in Ohio, where he still lives under his real name.

    Chester White.

  3. carycomic Says:

    I still prefer the Australian gecko, “me-self.”


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: