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A Conference Before Dying by L Hartley
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Inspired by a recent chat with a pal here, I post a tribute to two pigs. May all know: they lived, if briefly, on planet Earth.

I took shots of the pigs at an Oklahoma City auction house last weekend. The lovely pigs, wallowing beautifully in cool mud, were serene and intelligent. We tried to buy two charming, pink sisters who greeted us and were “people friendly,” but unfortunately, they had already been sold, for slaughter.

This photo is the last they ever will be alive, on this, their finaly day.

God speed, piggies.

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  • rubber
    rubberover 5 years ago

    oink.

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnover 5 years ago

    No more bacon for me. How sad.

  • DarkHotel2
    DarkHotel2over 5 years ago

    …just love animal portraiture – and with a story as well… like it laura!

  • Bill Gamblin
    Bill Gamblinover 5 years ago

    Laura…very few people think about what you wrote or captured…very moving

  • Vimm
    Vimmover 5 years ago

    I love this image amoungst the others on your bubble page, adds to the pink flesh

  • James  Birkbeck
  • Martin Creely
    Martin Creelyabout 5 years ago

    damn, that is awesome. I hope everyone who see’s this gives nod of respect to the animal who sacrificed it’s life for your hamburger or bacon buttie…

  • ys-eye
    ys-eyeabout 5 years ago

    I can’t wait till they perfect the method of growing meat in a petri dish so these wonderful animals wouldn’t have to be raised for food. Goon on ya for immortalizing these two sisters!

  • ys-eye
    ys-eyealmost 5 years ago

    That was supposed to say “Good on ya” ;)

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