Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lazy British Media

The British media continue to make fools of themselves with this article about a zoo saving Mangalitsa genetics.

This is the followup to another story, deconstructed here.

The new article features a Swallow-belly sow nursing some crossbred pigs. I say crossbred pigs because they pigs obviously weren't sired by a Swallow-belly Mangalitsa boar. As explained here, those pigs will be quite tasty, but they aren't helping the goals of breed preservation.

But the media don't care - as long as there's a cool pig photo and people can pat themselves on the back imagining that they are making the world a better place (by preserving heritage breeds that they know almost nothing about) -- great!

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