Giuseppe Michieli
3 days ago

Experimental infection of #pigs and #ferrets with “pre-pandemic,” #human-adapted, and #swine-adapted #variants of the #H1N1pdm09 #Influenza A virus reveals significant differences in viral dynamics and pathological manifestations

4 days ago

Exposed Again: Abused, Injured, & Rotting Pigs at Excelsior Hog Farm #AnimalRights #AnimalAgriculture #pigs

4 days ago
1 week ago

It's not surprising at all but it's exhausting dealing with people who cannot get past the child mentality that police are all good. I (on another platform I won't name as it's much closer to my real life) supported a man who was unlawfully arrested, with unquestionable proof shown on the officers own bodycams, and have gotten hate from people refusing to even watch the video or look up the incident. Including saying I'm trying to turn people against all police.

For the record, I'm big on ACAB, but I never said such a thing on that site cause I know it'd be pointless, pick your battles. All I said was these two officers broke the law they're meant to uphold and abused a man, as shown by their own fucking footage. And that was worth multiple people going after me. Police are people and sometimes people do things wrong. Something that should be a profoundly simple concept to grasp.

I know people are like this, they're naive and brainwashed about the police being truly fundamentally good, but it's always disappointing to see. They can't even change their minds about two specific cops, when presented with hard evidence.

#acab #cops #police #pigs #all-cops-are-bastards
ZZ Bottom
2 weeks ago

#USA sorry to say but you have worse #Pigs to eradicate there, like #Maga ones.

Prairie super pigs a major problem for #Canada and the #USA

“Ryan Brook, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and one of Canada's leading authorities on the problem, calls feral swine, "the most invasive animal on the planet" and "an ecological train wreck." 
#Pigs #InvasiveSpecies #Saskatchewan #Alberta

2 weeks ago

"Super pigs" — called the "most invasive animal on the planet" — threaten to invade northern U.S.

In Texas, it’s legal to hunt the hogs from hot air balloons. 🎈

#wildpigs #pigs #piggles

2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago

“Raunchy Rubber”
13” x 19” art prints

A trio of #rubber #pigs go at it. #GayEroticArt #EroticArt #Cumpigs #Rubberpigs #Shiny #Raunch

3 rubber clad pigs suck cock and fetch out loads from another’s ass in a filthy composition with the one on the left on his knees and hands tied behind his back, the middle one in waders getting serviced on both sides, and the 3rd rubber pig choking on a big fat knob.
Brian Vastag
3 weeks ago

Last week, I made joking plans with someone to visit a Mini Pig Cafe in Kamakura, Japan. It has a nice storefront on google maps.

Today another friend told me she is traveling this week to...KAMAKURA JAPAN.

There are no coincidences.

#pigs #Japan #minipigs #AreJustBabyPigs

4 weeks ago

Why Germans Love Currywurst So Much | Food Secrets Ep. 5 DW Food

Why was there a shortage of pig intestines in East Germany? What were they doing with the intestines that came with the pig that made the sausage? Or was this just a failure of a command economy?

#pig #pigs #sausage #sausages #wurst #currywurst #Germany #Deutschland #DDR

BREAKING NEWS: Portland Police do their fucking job for a change!

News at 11!

They pulled over 20 cars and made 8 arrests. Imagine if they just did that all the time instead of staking out church parking lots and harassing homeless people

There are cars driving all over Portland with no tags. What are they doing lulling them into a false sense of security!?

#ppb #portlandPolice #portlandPoliceBureau #fuck12 #acab #pigs #cops #police #fuckThePolice #ftp #portland #pdx

Lu 🇦🇲
1 month ago

Hier on était logé-es dans une ferme pédagogique, bien que le projet n'aie pas de lien avec la ferme ou les animaux. Notre voisin (en liberté dans la cour du logement avec d'autres animaux) était Chonchon, un cochon nain au poil noir, bien gras.

#Videomaking #Videomakers #FieldDay #Pigs #Ferme #Cochons

Cochon nain au poil noir, mal réveillé, évoluant dans la cour intérieure d'une ferme pédagogique bien tenue. On voit aussi un coq blanc et un lapin brun en liberté. Un homme barbu au crâne rasé le caresse au début, et une jeune femme habillée en noir et portant des sacs de matériel vidéo le caresse à la fin quand le cochon s'approche d'elle.
Il a une démarche rigolote et se dandine un peu en marchant.
Zhi Zhu 🕸️
1 month ago

This is a fun and thought-provoking (in a humorous way) thread started off by @futurebird

Worth reading if you're looking for something a bit frivolous.

#Animals #Humor #Cats #Pigs #Cows

1 month ago

The MOD Is Killing Animals in Horrific Training Exercises #AnimalRights #pigs #medic #UnitedKingdom #UK

@futurebird we have wild #pigs, here in northern #California. They are stealthy, fierce, have thick, coarse, black hair, tusks, will kill you, chase you, play tricks on you, and are so successful that the state and its agencies are locked in a struggle with them over proliferation. They are the descendants of domestic pigs introduced by 18th century Spanish settlers. In ~300 years they've transformed from pink and tractable to fierce and dominant.

#wildpigs #history

Diotima's Ladder
1 month ago

I came up with this little game as a way to include you, my non-local friends, in the Truth & Generosity book launch celebration. The rules below may look long and complicated, but it’s really very simple: Hunt for pigs to win truffles—the chocolate kind.

One winner will receive:

  • A $50 Monsoon Chocolate gift certificate
  • A paperback copy of Truth & Generosity
  • A pig pen! (If you can’t figure this out, it’ll have to be a surprise)

Two runners-up will receive a paperback copy of Truth & Generosity!

Narration of the opening of Truth & Generosity: How Truth Makes Language Possible

How to Play:

1. Watch the 3-min. book trailer. Every time you see a pig, pause the video and mark the time in the movie. (For instance, 0:51. No, this is not a clue.) Each pig you find counts as one entry. Don’t worry about marking the very second the image first appears; you’ve got some leeway. What matters is that when you pause the movie at the time you mark, the pig is on the screen.

Must be images of pigs. Representations/imitations of pigs and barely visible pigs do count. However, the word ‘pig’—written or spoken—does not count.

One little piggy is very hard to find. I might give clues later if it looks like no one is getting it, at which point you’ll be able to add entries if you’ve already submitted.

2. Share the news about Truth & Generosity on your blog or on social media to DOUBLE YOUR NUMBER OF ENTRIES. For instance, let’s say you find three pigs in the video and hit the ‘reblog’ button to share this post, then you will get a total of six entries. Or you can keep the giveaway a secret and simply share the video and ebook preorder info (ebook and paperback available November 10th!) if you’re worried about decreasing your chances of winning—you greedy pig. 😉


3. Send your answers to: Include your full name and your mailing address. If you shared info about the book or contest, include those links.

Contest Rules:

Contest ends sometime on November 9th. Winner will be notified November 10th. Sometime after I walk Geordie and get coffee.

—Winners will be drawn at random, probably out of a hat (because I like doing things the old-fashioned way and I’m not wasting hours of my time to learn about ‘plug-ins’).

If you live outside the U.S., you’ll get a $50 Amazon electronic gift card and an ebook of Truth and Generosity (when it goes live) instead. Sorry you’ll miss out on Monsoon Chocolate, but it’s hard to see how delicate chocolate will survive the travel to faraway places.

—It should go without saying, but you must share your email and mailing address with me, otherwise how will I send you your prize? Your email and mailing address will not be used for any purpose other than to send you your gift should you win. I will not share your email or mailing address with anyone. Promise.

Help me promote this book! Just hit the reblog button, cut and paste the info below, and/or share the video link!

“Human beings do not live in the objective world alone…but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached.” —Edward Sapir, The Status of Linguistics as a Science.

Are we really “at the mercy” of the particular language we grew up speaking? Far from it. Language may shape the way we think about the world to some small extent, but not so much that we can be said to live in distinct worlds. The very fact that we can communicate with each other and translate other languages into our own means there must be a vast body of belief we all share—a body of belief which, taken on the whole, must be true.

To put it in a snappier way: Truth is the condition that makes language possible.

Truth and Generosity will be available on Kindle Unlimited. Release date: November 10th. Will be available in paperback as well! Audiobook coming soon.

What’s up with pigs and truffles?

In places like France, pigs are used to hunt for truffles, a highly-sought-after mushroom. Truffle fries are fantastic, but not as good as chocolate! (IMHO)

Questions? Feel free to ask in the comments section below. In other words, please let me know if I’ve left anything out.

#contest #Giveaway #language #monsoonChocolate #Philosophy #pigs #truffles #truth #video

1 month ago

I love my bacon 🥓 but I also know that #pigs are super cute and will eat anything (well, almost). Enjoy a pig looking forward to his treat of an #Indian paan - Betel nut and leaves.

#Nature #Animals

Video of a pig being fed betel nuts and leaves. You see that the pig is enjoying it.

Go inside an enclosure at the Fota #Wildlife Park in #Ireland, where the Brazilian tapirs are enjoying some extra care from their rangers. These “living #fossils” may look like large #pigs with long-ish noses, “but they’re actually more closely related to #horses, #zebras, and #rhinos.”

👉 Learn more:

#animals #babies #cute #zoology #tksst

A Brazilian Tapir
Petra van Cronenburg
1 month ago

#BilboToday As it is raining cats (and never #dogs, my dog says!), my walk with Bilbo was the shortest ... to the neighbour's animals.
A wonderful experience: Two #pigs were cuddling asleep in the last dry corner. Suddenly one of them was visibly #dreaming. It sniffed, and burrowed in its sleep. The movements were transferred to the other pig. When the dreaming pig ran in its sleep, the other pig ran with its buddy.
I know such dreaming from dogs but never saw pigs dreaming.🥰 #animals

Two pigs behind a fence. One sniffs on the soil, the other one rubs her backside comfortably against a tree trunk.
1 month ago

#ActualSolarPunk is: dreaming that i was chasing wild pigs away from the garden last night, & then today, hearing some suspicious pig-like-rustling & chasing those pigs away.

at first i was like "whoa a premonition dream!" but then i thought "maybe my subconscious just knows that pig-scaring is a part of life out here, so it put that into an everyday scenario 😅 "

as i was hollering & yelling, all i could think was: if one doesn't have a dog to do the hollering, one has to do it oneself!


1 month ago
2 months ago

@MatthewKay 😎 Just sayin'...
"These two critter companions may not serve a purpose to society, but at least they are here in nature instead of out on the street where they could be bothering people just trying to live their lives."

Unlikely Animal Friends: This Horse and Pig Play in Park All Day😎 #ACAB #FuckThePoLICE #Horses #Pigs #AnimalAbuse #Homelessness @gratefuldread

2 months ago

"These two critter companions may not serve a purpose to society, but at least they are here in nature instead of out on the street where they could be bothering people just trying to live their lives."

Unlikely Animal Friends: This Horse and Pig Play in Park All Day😎 #ACAB #FuckThePoLICE #Horses #Pigs #AnimalAbuse #Homelessness

Taking some liberties with the prompt. A castle for the spirit?

#DoctorBaer #Pigs #Tortoise #inktober

A group of anthropomorphic animals climb a hill towards an abbey in the distance.

Went with the obvious reply to the prompt. #DoctorBaer #Pigs #Tortoise #food #inktober #MastoArt

A drawing of an anthropomorphic pig and tortoise eating dinner. The tortoise has fire coming out of his mouth, cartoonishly showing the food is spicy.

"And then I says to him, I says..." #DoctorBaer #inktober #Pigs #MastoArt

A drawing of a cartoon pig cheerfully talking to a stoic toad monk.
2 months ago

For animal hour, more pig racing (with British commentator, LOL). Amazed it took me so long to run across this. #pigs #animals

2 months ago

More #AnimalHour... Pig racing?! (with a British commentator, LOL) #pigs

2 months ago

Pig appreciation post, on the little work break ride. #pigs #isleofwight #piglets

Ellie 🏳️‍🌈
3 months ago

Did you know that #capybaras are the world's largest #rodents? That's right, they're basically giant, marshmallow-shaped #guinea #pigs, weighing in at up to 150 pounds! #uselessfacts

3 months ago

they say
down under in Australia
are bringin' home the bacon
puttin' the brakes
on the pig population

why can't we have that
in America?
why can't alligators
eat the pigs?
why can't alligators
take care of
35-50 feral hogs
roamin' in your

why can't alligators
eat the pigs?


3 months ago

@beebrookshire in reply to:
There is a paper showing saltwater crocs in Northern Territory Australia are eating many invasive feral hogs as a major part of their diet.

So my question is, what about american alligators vs feral hogs? They aren't as big as saltwater crocs, but they're big enough to take on some juvenile feral hogs. Could there some potential there?


Tucker Carlson's Nuts
3 months ago

@AnOldGuy @JackEber @princesaballena
🥥 #Pigs also worked well on the late lamented series #Deadwood. 🥥

3 months ago

The law requires that mother #pigs in Massachusetts be housed in a space large enough for them to stand up, turn around & spread their limbs—and prohibits the sale of cruelly produced pork products. Provisions on calves raised for veal and egg-laying hens have already been implemented.

Says Advocacy Director Kara Holmquist, “The cages used to house pregnant pigs are made of concrete and metal. They’re so small the poor animals can’t take more than one step in any direction.” 2/

4 months ago

#CHP talking about #PIGS in the intersection (or is the huband calling his wife a pig? I am confused). 😂 #traffic #SanDiego #Ramona

4 months ago

Germany Witnesses a Striking 2.2 Million Drop in Pig Slaughter During the Initial Half of 2023 #AnimalRights #AnimalAgriculture #pigs #Germany

On the blog! More Doctor Baer development and playing with a fantasy alphabet I designed over 20 years ago:

#cats #BabaYaga #DoctorBaer #Pigs #Tortoise #Fantasy #Spooky #Skulls #ClipStudioPaint

On the Blog: another Doctor Baer development piece with my take on Baba Yaga and her flying mortar.

#comics #ClipStudioPaint #DoctorBaer #BabaYaga #Blender #Pigs #Tortoise #Cute #Cats #MastoArt

An anthropomorphic cat, pig, and tortoise ride on a rocket-powered mortar through a spooky forest. The feeling is exciting and kinetic.

Wishing you a wonderful Lughnasadh/Lammas and a gorgeous beginning to the harvest season! #lughnasadh #lammas #bread #grains #harvest #harvestfestival #corn #apples #grapes #pears #pigs #oak #sunflowers #farm #celtic #art
Music is “The Harvest Home” (a traditional Irish song) performed by Katy Nickerson Music

Various artwork featuring 1. A harvest still life with apples, a pitcher, grapes, grain, and a pear in front of a window with a field of round bales; 2. A singing bluebird on a yellow mustard plant; 3. A close up of a sunflower; 4. A still life with various loaves of bread; 5. An ear of corn; 6. Three colourful pigs playing in the mud; 7. Two squirrels in an oak tree; 8. A sunflower with blue sky behind it; 9. Cow in a corn field; 10. Still life with zucchini squash and pears; 11. A field of golden wheat inn front of a grey barn; 12. Still life with basil, onion, garlic, and tomatoes; 13. Blue pig with pink ears and nose; 14. A stack of red/green/gold apples with apple slices in front of it; 15. Tall grass with tufts at the top; 16. A Dryad dancing with under an oak tree.
Stan Carey
4 months ago

An old folk belief in Ireland held that there are 12 different winds and each has its own colour

Also (from a different source) pigs can see the wind
#folklore #IrishFolklore #wind #nature #Ireland #mastodaoine #pigs

Simple diagram of the wind's 12 colours. It is a circle with short arrows marking the four main compass points and two points between each, like on a clock. The arrows point to the colour words inside the circle. Clockwise, the colours are: Black (North), Speckled, Dark, Purple (East), Yellow, Red, White (South), Greyish Green, Green, Pale (West), Dark Brown, and Grey.
The caption cites as its source the Saltair na Rann, 'Psalter of the Staves or Quatrains', a collection of 162 Early-Middle-Irish poems.
Universal Hub
4 months ago

#Midwest pig farmers, #pork producer sue over #Massachusetts humane-treatment law; warn of jackbooted Bay State inspectors stomping through Midwest pig farms
#lawsuits #pigs #bacon
5 months ago
@TruthSandwich @blackmastodon @fulanigirl @silver_foxology
Naw I rather you and your #pigs move away...
5 months ago
@carl @blackmastodon @fulanigirl
Yeah...I mean even if I can imagine a world where police were incorruptible I'd still choose to live without them because the whole idea/culture of policing disgusts me because it's based on people reporting on each other(#ratculture)...and I'd rather be in a society that does not depend on #rats and #pigs and policing the world...reason and freedom are valued more in a society without #pigculture ...
5 months ago
@TruthSandwich @silver_foxology @fulanigirl @blackmastodon
What's so wrong or dangerous about not wanting #pigs around anymore...? You're free to support and pay for the police if you want...but don't force your choice onto others who don't want what you want...I for one will also choose to #Abolishpigs and #Abolishpolice or choose any other option other than supporting the #pigculture propaganda that's taken other the planet and most social media and if it results in 2 separate societies all the better so people can move into whatever society they like best...
5 months ago

Been here a while but never managed to write an #Introduction

White cis-man living in Sweden. Used to work in #neuroscience until I got a #burnout and live now on a small farm growing #shiitake and oyster #mushrooms and establishing a #forestgarden.

Interested in an horrified by among others #climatecrisis #nazi police brutality #sd #racism and that there is even a need to state that #transrightsarehumanrights and #blacklivesmatter 😭

Interested and grateful for #bookstodon #mushtodon #mindfulness #videogames #boardgames #cats #dogs #pigs #bees #mushrooms #permaculture #solarpunk #nuttrees #veganfood #japanesefood

Currently reading and hearing alot about #autism as I am on the waiting list for getting a formal diagnosis. Still feeling like kind of an imposter even though I see myself in a lot of things I read and hear from #actuallyautistic people.

I can have troubles answering people but feel free to ask me things, best in English, Swedish or German, otherwise my answers can be quite rudimentary ❤️

🌈 Gangster Maddy Stylo 🦄
5 months ago

#Pigs are pretty intelligent though. this is why calling a #cop a pig is a bit weird.

8 months ago

Is the #dairy&meat #industry a #hangover from #colonisation? #pigs, #cows #chickens are exploited, and people are okay with that. #Brexit supporters, #meat eaters and dog owners suggest #animalwelfare matters, yet farmers in the UK are often #gentry, #wealthy #landowners. The people who #work the farms are usually #renters, who pay the gentry and #foreignworkers who can be #indentured by #ModernSlavery. As a country, we love dogs because they are #perfectslaves, the #capitalistlies 🤔 #govegan

Tato Pece
8 months ago

Last night on #ABC730, there was a short story on #antibiotic use on factory farmed animals such as #pigs and #chickens in #Australia. I suggest people watch the 5 minute segment here:

This is the blurb of the segment:

"For almost a century, antibiotics have been used around the world to treat bacterial infection, but scientists warn that over-use could raise the risk of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

The World Health Organization has listed the problem as one of the top ten global health threats facing humanity. New research has found antibiotic resistance in samples of meat taken from supermarket shelves. Jason Om reports."

Some brief thoughts on the story:

-I have to laugh at the 'ethical butcher' nomenclature, as it reminded me of 'humane slaughter'. #oxymoron
-It should be pointed out, because it wasn't directly stated in the news story, due perhaps to time constraints, but there is a reason that antibiotic use is so high and prevalent (60% of antibiotics used in Australia are for agriculture use - what a shocking amount!). And that is because animals, who are #sentient, conscious, and intelligent, are stuck in horrid conditions, surrounded by their own shit. 💩

Thank you to #abcAustralia for showing the report that was commissioned by #AnimalsAustralia. I hope it leads to more people choosing a kinder, nicer, way of life. 🌱

#Vegan #Vegans #Veganism #VeganForTheAnimals #AnimalRights #GoVegan #AntibioticResistance #SuperBugs

8 months ago

Hey Mastodon. Pittsburgh has an animal rescue named Pigsburgh Squealers Rescue. #Animals #rescue #AnimalRescue #Pittsburgh #Pigs #Hogs #Pigsburgh

NYC Glue
8 months ago

@gbhnews @oldmanmike @NPR I asked the people who provided the #goats to the #RiversideParkConservancy and they didn't also provide #pigs and knew of no one who did. People are always going on about how smart pigs are. Do all old pigs become ham?

NYC Glue
8 months ago

@Karen5Lund @atthenius When I see #lesserCelandine I think #pigs would root it all out and for free. They'd eat the #knotweed too.

Pamela Williams Fine Art
9 months ago

#Pigs are smart little creatures. They just need #love... just like us humans

#ArtMatters - Share it with the world!

Please support Independent Artists we depend on kind people that support us! BOOSTS/FOLLOWS APPRECIATED!!

👇 #sharepamsart 👇

#TheArtDistrict #AYearForArt #ArtMatters #Art #Smile #Mastadonart #FediArt #MastoArt #Smile #ArtBooster #buyintoart #pig #pink #farmanimal #animal #whimsical #funny #farmlife #mentalhealth

Whimsical photo digital art of a pink pig smiling with big blue eyes

Graceful pig plays with her ball #pig #pigs #derpsAndFloofs

Kirk I. M.
9 months ago

Not everyone can safely avoid a meat or dairy based diet. Some people don't process plant based proteins very well and end up lethargic and sickly. But which is better - dairy or meat? There is not a simple answer if you care about both quality of life and duration.
#science #animals #nature #morality #vegetarianism #veganism #cows #chickens #sheep #pigs #fish #meat #food