Three Locals Talk about Raising, Slaughtering, and Butchering their Pigs

These days, we don’t often interact with the animals we eat. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with three local people about raising, slaughtering, and butchering pigs. She weaves their voices together to bring the animals from life to death and finally to the table.

You can find links to several essays about raising, slaughtering, and butchering pigs on her blog, Diary of a Locavore, along with links to some of the YouTube videos on butchering mentioned in the piece.

This is a rebroadcast. This piece originally aired on December 19th, 2013.