Pigs




Introducing what is sure to be this year’s must-have rave accessory. Via The Verge:

Scientists at the South China Agricultural University announced last week that they had successfully engineered 10 piglets that could glow green under black light. By using a technique pioneered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine, the researchers were able to isolate a fluorescent protein in jellyfish DNA and inject it into pig embryos.

Turkish researchers were able to raise fluorescent rabbits with the University of Hawaii’s technique earlier this year.

 




Little more remained of hog farmer Terry Vance Garner than his dentures, the Guardian reports: Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his pigs. Terry Vance Garner, 69, never…




Factory farming practices are always bloody and cruel, but this seems to go above and beyond. Following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, since December South Korea has killed 20% of its domestic livestock — 3 million animals have been exterminated, mostly pigs, who are being buried alive by the thousands in gigantic pits. The practice is traumatizing workers (who hear the pigs’ screams in their sleep) and provoking outrage around the world. Video footage is difficult to sit through: