A Chinese pig that caused a viral sensation after it was seen “praying” close to a Buddhist temple in China apparently didn’t pray hard enough to avoid being killed.
A pig has become a viral star in China after escaping from its farm and bowing its head in front of a Buddhist temple in what appears to be a prayer pose.
The pig was photographed and videotaped Feb. 22 outside the temple in Wenzhou when the animal struck a bowed pose that witnesses said made it appear the pig was praying — although others hypothesized the animal may have been kneeling as a result of a Vitamin E deficiency.
Or a joint inflammation, or congenitally weak shoulder tendons, or an environmental toxin, or food poisoning.
Witnesses said the pig was in the prayer position for a long period of time before a monk arrived and chanted sutras for it.
I would have been more impressed if it was the hog that did the chanting (even if it squealed only Pig Latin).