While it may not be kosher, you must admit that it is less ghoulish than waiting for a donor to die so they can strip him of parts like a car in a junkyard.
You can have their heart and eat them too.
“Four legs good, two legs better!”, right Summers?
That pig wasn’t one you would find on any old farm. A lot of work went into altering genes so as not to cause an automatic rejection — but even so, unforeseen factors could result in a rejection. Like the first artificial heart, an act of the last resort.
There was a fairly well known columnist for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution back in the days that newspapers were considered THE source for news that was fact checked a good bit more that it is now. This columnist specialized in stories that took a humorous look at stuff in general as it related to the South.. He was a young man with a very bright future. He made tons of people laugh…and think about the things that otherwise wouldn’t be thought about. But… There was a problem. He had a bad heart. In particular, it was his heart valves. He went through several operations to have those bad valves replaced. None of them fixed that problem. He died at the age of 47 due to complications from the last of his valve replacements. Lewis Grizzard is his name. By the way, the first of his 3 or 4 operations used the valves of a pig as replacements for Lewis’ bad set. I thank that pig for the time it added to Lewis’ life so he could publish a few more columns and books on life in the South in the 20th Century. So, news of this type about pigs and humans shouldn’t surprise anyone. As Lewis would or should have said, " I hope they remembered to BBQ the rest of the hog after they took out the valves."
Always liked his writing and can’t forget one of his book titles, “Shoot Low Boys They’re Riding Shetland Ponies.”
Heartless republicans need them.
Headline in the paper “man gets pig heart, doing fine” but what about the pig.
Farmers just wanting to sell all the parts of the pig.. noses are the next part they hope to develop a market for. Under the table.. there is also a pending market for penises.
Wait! What the “right” side of the Supreme Court naive to say about this?
I hope to never need a pig’s heart,but’s nice to know there are some worthy pigs around! here in Ne, We have hundreds if not thousands of farrowing barns with baby pigs with my generous and cheerful heart!
Ralph Dunagin and Dana Summers
April 03, 2015