Japanese pig rodeo

The pig is an unwilling participant in this Japanese rodeo. (via Japan Probe)


  1. I’m not so sure that pig isn’t pretty damned jazzed to be able to slam a human into a wall or something for a change.

  2. @Takuan: I see your Sumo Bribery Scandal and raise it to Sumo Murder Scandal.

    It’s more pig wrestling than pig rodeo, does Takeshi Kitano have to do anything with that?

  3. it wasn’t murder, they just happened to die in hospital at the same time for no reason by total accident. And Beat only does high art. When he’s high.

  4. #3: There’s *plenty* of animals that are willing participants in rodeos. You know, the large, bipedal, warm-blooded, language-capable sort?

    I speak, of course, of the talking emus.

  5. Please, you should not encourage this type of video.
    Say No to animal suffering. No animals in rodeos.

  6. Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly would constitute the pig being a “willing” participant?

  7. “#9: see “bucking strap””

    I was looking for one of those, but at 0:16 it looks like the guy is stabbing the pig in the butt with something.

    These must be nice pigs, I remember helping to hold down a pig while my dad (a veterinarian) was trying to clip it’s nails. The thing was trying it’s best to bite us.

  8. What do you think they are doing to make the pigs want out of that box so bad?

    I’d say the fact it has someone clinging on top of it is probably also a motivating factor.

  9. Oh yay, another gawk at Japan post…
    Because the Rodeo is a fine Japanese tradition, originating during the early part of the Edo period – then eventually introduced to the west during the Meiji era, lost, then reintroduced in 1977 for the purposes of making tastier veal and pork.

  10. Poor pigs. Poor all animals in the entire world, really. They have to put up with so much shit. I mean, they just have to take it. No choice in the matter at all. And if they bite us, we kill them. Yeah, that’s fair.

  11. boingboing, why are you highlighting animal cruelty? no animal participates in any rodeo willingly.

  12. Let’s be honest. The animals are just lower on the food chain than us. They’d eat us if given the opportunity.

  13. there’s cruelty and then there is cruelty. Any suffering of these pigs at the “rodeo” is utterly dwarfed by the slaughterhouse process millions go through every year. Complain about that.

  14. Yay for being the dominant species on the planet. If they could do it, they’d be riding us. but they can’t – so neener to the pigs \o/

  15. I find all this talk about animal cruelty very offensive to me and my judeo-christian belief system. God said “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Any opinion voiced that is contrary to mine will be considered hate speech.


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