Wednesday, May 6, 2009
There's an article here in German about a "Spanish" Mangalitsa pig that a cop had to shoot because it got loose and attacked him. That's a sad story.
That article has a photo of a pig that looks like a Mangalitsa cross. It may or may not have anything to do with the story.
A lot of times newspapers will just use stock photos to go with a story. The accuracy of the photo doesn't matter. Anyway, the pink nose on that pig tells you that if it is a Mangalitsa, it is a cross, because a Mangalitsa pig should have a black nose.
Also, it probably bothers Hungarians that journalists mistakenly call Mangalitsa pigs Austrian and Spanish - when the the breed is a Hungarian one. In particular, Spanish pigs don't have much hair, because of the heat.
Posted by Heath Putnam at 8:36 AM