I met Yoshi, who uses beetles to study evolution, at a conference at Cold Spring Harbor Labs last year, and talking about pigs being misunderstood, and only disgusting because we force them to live the ways we do (my point), he told me about pig toilets.
Humans shit and pigs eat the shit.
I didn't believe him.
But now I do.
The sign says "women ← → men" in Chinese.
Apparently they were also common in Goa, India, but now they are being outlawed.
But look, I'm still skeptical. Yes, eating shit is disgusting. But I wonder if they would do it if they were offered something better. Do they have a penchant for shit, or do they only eat it because we won't serve them babies? I mean, carrots.
Gotta have pot-bellied pigs.
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