isablella frongia 08/25/2010 @ 6:22pm
I have stopped eating any pork especially when travelling to the states.......thanks to what we have seen on the web concerning certain american hog producers........I never in a million years believed the barbaric treatment and abuse is so present...........We have had pigs in Italy all our lives and it is impossible for us to support any kind of cruelty to them. We don,t understand those attitudes at all. Respect them! They are great animals and very very kind.
What can you tell us and show us right now? What we really want is to meet THE one person, the one producer who can boast about an alternate healthy medium in raising their pigs or any other farm animal for that matter...We love pork but not the way you do.
How do you raise yours?
Re: Re: pork care
Rachael Arkfeld 02/17/2011 @ 11:25am
As a hog producer, I personally treat my hogs like my family, just as Matt said. Not only will my children be eating this food that I am producing, but I will be too. My thought is why would I hurt or abuse my food source that will nourish my body? I respect hogs because they are part of the reason why I am still alive. They are my source of food and income.
Now, I know that some people do abuse animals, but those are the people that take for granted that the hogs gave them a place to work and food. These stories of abuse are very few and far between of the way that the majority of the hog producers actually raise their animals.
Re: Re: pork care
Matthew Jones 09/14/2010 @ 9:19pm
I raise mine like my kids. I almost hate to see them leave when I sell them. Sadly they're like part of the family.
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