Now this is just sad.
Yes, yes, the pig does not appear to be suffering, exactly. And that horrible, idiotic grin could even be construed as happy.
As we have with other simpleton mascots, however, we are compelled to ask: Are we seeing the pig's authentic impulse or merely the exploitation of his obvious deficiencies?
Which brings up another matter. Who wrote EAT ME! on his flank? Is the pig literate? And if so, he must have dictated to some unknown scribe. (The pig is surely not limber enough to write on himself that way.)
Moreover, what kind of cowboy would want to pose for the camera riding on the back of a mentally disabled hog?
The whole thing is dishonorable, like making faces at a blind man or getting a kitten high.
Still, we have to admit that the Big Bubba's pig does not appear to be acting under duress. For whatever foolish reasons, he is right where he wants to be.
(Thanks to Dr. John for the consult.)