Pink Pig Poop. Say What?
It’s no secret that because of factory farms, there’s too much poop polluting our planet. But did you know a lot of factory farms that raise pigs have pink poop lagoons around them? “Why the F are they pink?!” Brace yourselves—the answer is pretty foul.
On pig farms, the floors are slatted to allow excrement to fall into a pit under the pens, so all of the drugs administered to the pigs exit their bodies through poop and into these pits. But many other things wind up in these pits:
- piglets that have been accidentally crushed by their mothers
- broken bottles of insecticide
- antibiotic syringes
- stillborn pigs
- even old batteries
These pits get drained into large poop ponds—which are pink. And I mean BRIGHT, Pepto-Bismol pink. See a pic for yourself here.
People have died after falling into these toxic poop ponds—and they’re so venomous that even the people who tried to save them died as a result. As if it isn’t bad enough that they even exist, when Mother Nature strikes, these lagoons overflow, spreading the deadly pink goop all over its surrounding areas. Here’s a pic of a poop pond, post-hurricane flooding.
Now I’m not one to be regularly examining pig poop, but shouldn’t their poop be … I don’t know … NOT pink? And in this day and age, shouldn’t people know better than to pollute the earth with pink lagoons of toxic death just because they like the taste of ham? And for anyone reading this that still eats pork, whatever harsh chemicals that weren’t excreted into the poop pond stay in the flesh of these poor pigs. Bacon, anyone?