Remember some years back when it was cool to own pot bellied pigs as pets? Those porkers were pretty damn cute. But eventually you sat down for a meal and looked at your plate of bacon, ham, or pork chops, then down at old "Wilbur" and realized something was inherently wrong. Or, you thought nothing of it and still have a pig running around your living room.
For those of you who seen nothing wrong with keeping an animal as a pet and eating his brother or sister, or, gasp, children, boy have we got a treat for you. The National Pig Days Celebration starts tonight in Marathon. There's a bunch activities scheduled with equal parts dedicated to having fun with the snorters and eating their ribs with barbecue sauce.
Starting at 6pm there will be pig racing at the Stuffed
Pig Restaurant at mile marker 49. Races are also scheduled for 8 p.m.,
and starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Word is the winner of
the races gets spared from the spit. Ok, that's not true. We thought it
would make you feel better about exploiting the hoofed ones, but if that
doesn't maybe the fact that monies raised will go to charities will.
National Pig Day is actually March 1 but nobody is going to take off
Tuesday to celebrate so organizers decided to schedule live music,
dancing, raffles, kid's activities, and even a silent auction throughout
the weekend. There will be special lunch and dinner menus served, and by
special we mean featuring the animals that we are celebrating--even
though that is wrong on almost every level.
If you still need some convincing that you won't upset your karmic
balance by indulging in the charitable weekend, take the word of
organizer Karen Dennis. Cultist asked her if there was anything wrong
with celebrating pigs on one hand, and having baby back ribs in the
other. "The pigs are up for it," Karen says confidently. And then she
dropped a bomb on us. "Even they enjoy eating pork scraps we feed them."
We're expecting PETA calls any minute.
National Pig Day festivities start tonight at 6 p.m. and run through
Sunday at the Stuffed Pig Restaurant (3520 Overseas Highway, Marathon)
at Mile Marker 49. For more information call 305-743-4059 or
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