Monday, April 11, 2011

Heavenbound BBQ

Let us take a moment from the concerns of the day to remember all that we do for pigs.

There are the trivial things, the earthly things, almost contemptible for their worldliness:

The feeding, the (temporary) housing, the (grudging) medical care.

But look higher! Cast your gaze to the spiritual fulfillment of the pigs. For it is here where humankind's drive to do right by pigs really shines! By killing and eating pigs with such care and gusto—and with an admirably monstrous frequency—we free them from this world of muck and mire. Free, free, so many pigs free! More than a billion pigs a year! It's monumental, an operation alight with the zeal of a million missionaries.

We launch them to their eternal reward, so that they might cavort in the very bliss we so assiduously deny them down here.


Desdemona said...

It reminds me of Richard III musing on the imminent death of his brother, Clarence:
"Go, tread the path that thou shalt ne'er return.
Simple, plain [pig]! I do love thee so,
That I will shortly send thy soul to heaven,
If heaven will take the present at our hands."

Cavall de Quer said...

Oh, very good, Desdemona!