Duroc Cambodia, a pig farm in the Asian country’s Banteay Meanchey province, has been exposed for genetically breeding pigs, in order to make the boars look like Hulk (a fictional superhero). Duroc Cambodia, reports The Daily Mail, offers a pair of prosthetic penises and boar semen to artificially induce a sow to those looking to create their own freak animals for profit.
Pictures and videos uploaded by a farmer (who was offering the hogs’ sperm to breeders) on Facebook show disproportionately sized pigs with enormous testicles kept in tiny cages. The shocking footage shows the poor animals barely able to walk because of their bulging muscles.
The company’s action has sparked anger among animal rights groups. PETA said in a statement that the pigs were deliberately bred to grow to an enormous size with ‘heaping knots of muscle mass’. By making the pigs bigger, the group added, the farmer can sell off more meat and ultimately make more money, but at the cost of the animal’s welfare.
“Hulk-like pigs are the stuff of nightmares, not meals, and those who are genetically engineered are also likely to be born with painful health issues. Pigs suffer even without this “Frankenscience”.
“On typical pig farms, their tails are cut off, their sensitive teeth are ground down, and the males are castrated, all without so much as an aspirin.Then, even though we have a wealth of nutritious plant-based foods to eat, these intelligent, playful, sociable animals’ throats are slit and their bodies are turned into pork chops or sausages.”
Observers say it bears a striking resemblance to a 2015 incident in South Korea and China when scientists created 32 double-muscled piglets. Recently, investigation by animal rights activists revealed how ‘monster foxes’ were being bred on fur farms in Finland in deplorable conditions.
Photos from five fur farms across Ostrobothnia in western Finland showed foxes with huge pelts and rolls of fat folded over their bodies and almost covering their eyes to increase the amount of fur on their bodies. Genetically bred animals can weigh up to five times their normal weight and become so bloated they can barely move in their cages.