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Pig Causes Gas Leak Scare

Written by PETA | December 2, 2009

One Australian farmer could’ve used our swine flu mask recently, but not for the reason you might think. After smelling what he thought was a gas leak, he called emergency services, and two fire trucks rushed over to his farm. When the fire captain came in, he took one look at the man’s pig, and it was immediately apparent that the foul air was a gas problem of a different sort: They were all getting a whiff of the pig’s wind.


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If a single sow’s fetid flatulence is enough to warrant the attention of 15 firefighters, then imagine the gaseous trail left by the 63 million pigs on factory farms. Turns out that going vegan helps reduce more than one type of gaseous emission.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • farmboysgirl says:

    Cute animals? Maybe. But let that little cutie get a taste of your blood and you wouldn’t think it’s so cute anymore when the little cutie makes you its dinner!

  • boo! says:

    is it only bad to eat factory farmed meat? is it ok to eat free range meat? what about milk and eggs? what happens to the dairy cows when they get older and what happens to the free range hens when they get older? hoping they just get put out to pasture to live out their lives……..

  • Saucy says:

    When I think back to my meateating days chomping on the ribs of a pig it makes me feel less then human like a wild beast.

  • Carla says:

    What an adorable animal! I am starting to really really hate the human race….

  • nymous says:

    I can’t eat meat anymore. but my family are forcing me to eat meat. don’t know what to do

  • Abigail Peck says:

    Omag. He looks like he’s smiling

  • Ozzie Velez says:

    The PIG is just a beautiful animal smarter than a dog.I Love Them.

  • vegancoin says:

    t uh yeah most animals have digestive tracts but that’s not the whole story of course not. factory farmed animals like this poor pet pig don’t eat a natural diet and are brutally tortured and sadistically slaughtered business as usual. your listless appeal to nature is insufficient and incorrect. Livestocks Long Shadow shows clear evidence of the continuous damage to the environment caused by industrialmadness factory farming.

  • Jacob says:

    Well said Brian. In fact I bet many forms of bacteria are smarter than the ignorant people who eat pigs…

  • Chuck Piorkowski says:

    I know! They are such an awesome animal…

  • t says:

    but what happens in the wild? Animals still pass gas just as humans no matter what is eaten it is caused by swallowing air..

  • Chris says:

    I will never understand how people can call themselves animal lovers and still eat meat. Hello!!! Look at that picture if you’re animal lover you’d be disguisted that such a sweet animal was murdered for your meal.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Pigs are more intelligent than many of the ignorant people who eat them.

  • Cat! =^-^= says:

    Awww how could ANYONE even think about eating pigs after looking at that picture?