Yoenis Cespedes Grand Champion Hog Sent to Butcher, PETA Mad (Pic)
Over the weekend, Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes took a break from driving ridiculous vehicles to work to visit the St. Lucie County Fair. And while at the St. Lucie County fair, he bought a 275-pound Grand Champion hog.
According to reports there was a bidding war for the pig, and Cespedes came out on top with a bid of $7,000. But the big question was, what was Yoenis Cespedes going to do with his 275-pound grand champion hog? Was he going to attach it to a chariot and have it pull him to work? Was he going to send it to live on his 88-acre ranch in nearby Vero Beach, Florida? Or was he just going to eat it?
Well, according to a Mets team official, who issued what might be the most bizarre “official statement” in the history of sports, Yoenis is going to eat it. Because it’s the law:
Can’t believe I’m sending an email out about a pig but we’ve gotten several questions about what’s happening to the pig so I just wanted to make sure everyone has the same info. The animal can’t be taken home as a pet. There is some sort of state law here in Florida that a hog bought at auction must be slaughtered. So, it’s not really Yoenis’ decision. It just the rule. The pig is not a pet.
Of course, even if it wasn’t the law, Yoenis probably would have still eaten that hog. The guy has a fondness for barbecued pork:
Needless to say, PETA is not happy with Yoenis:
Yoenis Cespedes can afford $7,000 out of his own pocket, and this loving, loyal, and clever pig is paying the real price with his life. It’s a shame that Cespedes dropped the ball here and missed the opportunity to send this pig to a sanctuary, where he could have lived out his days in peace. We’re sending Cespedes some delicious vegan bacon in the hope that he’ll open his heart, not clog it with pig fat.
Vegan bacon? I wouldn’t send vegan bacon to my worst enemy. Those PETA folks may not eat animals, but they’re still savages.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]