A pig at a farm in Changchun, Jilin province had grown to an astounding 367.5 kilograms in just two years. Naturally, its owner celebrated by slaughtering the animal for a New Year’s feast, and the hog was so massive that a forklift truck was required to carry it to its inevitable maker, the slaughterhouse. Warning: images documenting a pig turn into stew ensue.
Hog owner Zhao Guojun supplies a large portion of pigs for his village, but this particularly hefty hog was hard to get rid of, as buyers thought that it would be too hard to kill and would be too fatty, NetEase News reports.
Zhao decided it was only right that he make use of the huge pig on his own family’s dinner table. It took over two hours to cook all of the pig’s meat.
Slaughtering a pig to make a number of dishes with its meat is a New Year custom for families in northeastern China. When the dishes are ready, relatives and neighbors are all invited to share the meal.
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By Dina Li