Welcome to our blog about pigs and everything that they offer us humans here in the US. In this post we will discuss these animals in America for the food they produce us. Most Americans eat sausage, bacon, pork chops, pork barbque, and anything else the pig can produce for consumption. They are among the most abundant animals in the country being used for pets, slaughter for food, and there is a wild boar population running out of control throughout the Southeastern United States currently. Which will probably continue to increase rapidly over the next decades.
Most families in America, traditional families I should say, eat pigs on a regular basis. My buddy who owns a gutter installation company in Smyrna GA eats pork like every day. From bacon with your eggs, to pork chops, barbeque, sausage with your breakfast and dozens of other regular traditional dishes. They are a very popular choice of southerners for a variety of meals for sure. I say southerners because I grew up and still live in the south, so I know a thing or two about meals around here. Literally, every high fat, greasy breakfast option served up involves pig meat of some sort. Again, the bacon or sausage with your eggs and toast is a staple in the Southeastern United States. I assume people eat this all over the US for that matter but folks even eat pigs feet here in the south. They are sometimes pickled in a jar and sitting on the grocery store shelves. Kind of grosses me out, but oh well, to each their own.
I wonder how the pig ever ended up becoming one of the largest staples of meat for food in the first place? I guess I can do some research online about the topic, but they are among the filthiest of animals. Have you ever seen them in the wild? Or in their most comfortable habitat? Usually you can find them rolling around in the mud which contains their own urine and feces mixed in the same area. I mean, they aren’t winning any hygene awards anytime soon, so I just wonder how anyone said, hmmm, I think I will cook this animal and eat every single body part attached to it. Farmers back in history had pigs from the start and I guess someone got bored one day, and was extremely hungry and decided to cook one up. I guess experimenting wasn’t a bad idea if a pig had just passed away or gotten killed or something, just cook it up and see what it tastes like right? Plus people just had a lot of free time back in the day with their farms, and a simple way of life.
Well, there you have it. A post about pigs and what we do with them pretty much daily. Eat them! There are other animals that you question why humans ever decided that they should be eaten, such as cows, deer, and others. But the pig, being as dirty as it is, seems a bit odd. In any event, I am still going to eat my bacon with eggs the next time I sit down at the waffle house!
Check out this video about these filthy creatures.