‘Praying Pig’ Goes Viral In China

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In video footage shot Tuesday, a pig facing a date with the slaughterhouse is shownkneeling directly in front of a local Buddhist temple, as if in an act of prayer.

Buddhist ‘praying pig’ becomes unlikely online hit http://t.co/s4mWd2Z1Dkpic.twitter.com/3uphkVfSOB

— SCMP China News (@SCMPChina) February 26, 2015

The pig, which weighed over 300 pounds, reportedly remained kneeling on its forelimbs for hours in front of the temple in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province, leaving the area only after monks began chanting scriptures.

Some online commenters have taken a skeptical approach to evaluating the pig’s behavior, pointing out that a deficiency of vitamin E can lead to weakness in a pig’s front legs. But the pig’s owner told local press that this animal was healthy and that he had never seen anything like Tuesday’s events.

Local media report that the pig was one of three that escaped from a nearby enclosure…

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