Sichuan’s pig farmers seem to be trying to create a strand of glow-in-the-dark hogs, much to the horror of one local man who just wanted to make some non-luminous sausages.
The unfortunate buyer surnamed Jian stocked up on dozens of pounds of pork a few days ago. Early on Tuesday morning, he happened to be walking through the kitchen when he noticed an eerie blue glow emanating from his bucket of pork.
“The meat was letting out a hazy blue glow,” he remembered. “It frightened me and I quickly turned on the lights. With the lights on, the glow had vanished.”
According to Sina, local food safety officials paid a visit to Jian’s home to inspect the suspect meat. They have come to the conclusion that the pork is likely from pigs that were fed fodder that contained an excessive amount of phosphate.
Officials would like to remind you to please not eat pork that glows blue in the night. Just so we are all clear.
This is yet another reason why pigs in China should take the opportunity to run whenever they get the opportunity.
[Images via Sina]