Skip to comments.Sperm of mutant ‘double-muscle’ pigs being sold on FB farmer cashes in on ‘Frankenswine’ market
Posted on 12/05/2018 7:57:18 AM PST by Red Badger
AN AMBITIOUS pig farmer raising muscle-bound mutant porkers for the bacon market is selling their sperm on Facebook.
The Cambodian-based breeder is flogging the semen - along with insemination kits - to others looking to move into the 'Frankenswine' market.
Mutant ...one of the giant pigs greedily gobbles up his massive dinner at a farm in Cambodia
Scientists in South Korea have been credited with originally genetically-engineering double-muscle hogs to avert a future pork shortage crisis.
They carefully altered pig genes to create super-sized swines capable of producing more meat than usual breeds.
Farmyard footage shows similar porky 'monsters' that look like theyve been gorging on steroids or even pumping iron in the gym.
The shocking images have been condemned by animal lovers who say the burly pigs are the "stuff of nightmares."
The Facebook page offers to sell sperm and artificial insemination kits for others to breed the pigs
The pigs turned their food into muscle at a faster rate than normal
Bacon butties ...the impressive muscle tone of a new breed of super-sized pig
Giant hogs were first developed at Seoul National University, in South Korea, by microbiologists on a mission to create more meat.
Jin-Soo Kim, who led the work, said: We could do this through breeding. But then it would take decades.
Years of cross-breeding has already created the enormous Belgian Blue cattle as featured by the Sun Online on Saturday.
But Kims team have by-passed this method and created the bulked-up pigs by tinkering with a myostatin gene.
Pork life ...the pigs have been created to yield more meat
The muscle tone also produces more delicious but less fatty pork
Animals lovers reacted with fury after seeing pictures of the 'grotesque' pigs
This gene usually keeps the growth of muscle cells in check, but when it is altered this does not happen and the pig grows to more than twice its normal size.
The genetic editing also produces a higher muscle mass which means more meat is yielded and it also a lot less fatty.
Kim and his colleagues originally produced more than 30 piglets.
However, new images from a the farm in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia shows the giant pig business is booming with pens packed full of porkers.
The farmer raising the pigs is even offering to sell the sperm to others looking to breed the giants.
Facebook pictures show a pig pen full of giant porkers
He also shared video footage of the muscle-bound animals squealing as they fight over food.
Scientists insist the mutation is safe because rather than transplanting genetic information from one species to another they have simply edited genes.
However, at the moment no country allows its people to eat the genetically modified products.
The EU bans any importing of genetically modified food into member states amid fears for the safety and quality of the meat.
The UK Food Standards Agency said all genetically modified (GM) food has to undergo a rigorous safety assessment before it is permitted to be placed on the EU market.
Animal-lovers reacted with a mixture of horror and fury after viewing the images online.
One wrote: This is grotesque! Obviously bred like this. Are there no laws to stop this sort of thing. Ugh!
Another called the images unbelievably disgusting.
And a third commented: What the f*** is this nightmare!!!!???
Animal rights organisation Peta also blasted the disturbing images of the double-muscled animals.
PETA's Mimi Bekhechi told Sun Online: Hulk-like pigs are the stuff of nightmares, not meals, and those who are genetically engineered are also likely to be born with painful health issues.
When South Korean and Chinese scientists created 32 double-muscled piglets in 2015, only one was considered even marginally healthy.
We urge anyone disturbed by the thought of eating manipulated and mutilated pig flesh to bypass the bacon.
Bigger, more destructive feral hogs.
>> The Cambodian-based breeder is flogging the semen
Is that what they are calling it these days?
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“The muscle tone also produces more delicious but less fatty pork.”
That sounds oxymoronic.
I saw a youtube video comparing many of the fruits and vegetables we eat today to what we ate a few hundred years ago. It was amazing. Many of them were mere shadows of what we now enjoy, some barely edible.
I can imagine, if the Lord waits, some amazingly tasty animals being developed. Heck, look at the kind of beef we’ve enjoyed the last century compared to the old stuff (e.g. longhorn cattle). No genetic engineering involved. Just breeding.
It gave me pause at first, but if it ticks off PETA I’m all for it!
I wonder if it’s painful for them to move. This is grotesque and cruel.
To understand, think about the variety of domestic dogs, all with modified genes.
Yes...it will be much cheaper in the US because no one will buy it! Your first muscle, lettuce, and tomato sandwich will likely be your last!
I wonder if its painful for them to move. This is grotesque and cruel.
I doubt it..............
Steroids finally took their toll....................
It’s a Brit paper, so words may mean different things..................
You’d probably get very little good-quality bacon from this mutant creature. In addition to being overly muscular, it’s extremely lean. Good bacon requires a good deal of healthy fat. Personally, I find even regular grocery store pork much too lean.
Tell Conan that he once said that which does not kill is makes us stronger
I like mine 50/50...................
Some women are gonna want pig steriod injection for bigger glutes
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