‘Genetically altered’ muscular pigs are spotted in disturbing farm video

Hulk-Like Double-Muscle Mutant Pigs Being Bred on Farms in Cambodia

Huge pigs with bulging muscles and massive buttocks have been spotted in images from a farm in Cambodia – and animal rights campaigners claim the animals are genetically altered.

The images, from Cambodia were seized on by animal rights group PETA after they were shared on Facebook.

PETA said, ‘Hulk-like pigs are the stuff of nightmares, not meals, and those who are genetically engineered are also likely to be born with painful health issues.’


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‘This is the very real horror that seems to be unfolding on a Cambodian farm, where genetically altered pigs are being bred to develop heaping knots of muscle mass.’

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But it’s not 100% certain that the pigs have been ‘genetically modified’, IFLScience reports – and the change could have come about through ordinary breeding programmes.

While Korean scientists have created a ‘double muscle’ pig using DNA techniques, observers have pointed out that the pigs in the Cambodian video don’t all look the same – hinting that they might not be the product of gene technology.

Genetically altered animals would also be illegal to sell, Newsweek points out.