豚とパパ: The Peegs -N- Papa

“Buta to Otchan,” or “Pigs And Papa” is the title of a book by Toshiteru Yamaji. He spent several years taking these photos of a fellow named Otchan, who has 1,200 pigs at his farm in Marugame, a countryside city of Kagawa. Yamaji self-published the book and won the 13th Japan Self-Publishing Award Graphic Prize for it. You can find it on Amazon and Foil Tokyo. Way more photos here.

(Kinda reminds U of this story, no?)

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From RocketNews24.

Comments

  1. Austin Starr says:

    I love this. So dear and cute — how can people be mean to animals, let alone EAT them!

  2. kiragirl says:

    not cute

  3. People are going to eat pork – that’s a fact – and I’d much rather see them well cared for than not.

  4. Blue Footed Booby says:

    @Rachael
    Agreed.

    I’d rather the comments section of this site not be used for proselytizing of any kind. It’s impossible to have an actual discussion here due to the format and limitations, so there’s literally nothing that can come from trying to have one anyway besides a whole bunch of gnashing teeth and shaking fists.

  5. I didn’t realize how big piggie ears get! Mama sow in pic 6 looks like she has a giant hole in her head. Careful you don’t fall in teeny little pigsters! 0_o

  6. doomchild says:

    What strikes me here is that not only the pigs are happy, but the man too. Raising animals in subhuman conditions only brings misery to the farmers as well. But if you demand animal welfare, but get ready to pay for it! Those piglets ain’t gonna walk themselves to the beach for a relaxing nap :D

  7. Great photos.

  8. Wow, that guy is smoking a cig in every single picture.

  9. David Goldfarb says:

    Is “Otchan” really the man’s name? It sounds like a version of a Japanese word meaning “father” — that is, it’s the equivalent of “papa”.

  10. Ciggies ‘n’ piggies :)

  11. Such precious creatures. I wish more and more people will realize animals are not food. They are beings, dear ones, that deserve happiness just like us. Thank you for this post.

  12. Rachael –
    People used to say the same thing about slaves!
    (Proselytizing on the other, hand, how *that’s* inevitable ; )

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