A deformed piglet, with a human-like face and an appendage on his forehead that many people are referring to as a penis, appears to be gasping for breath in a video that is being widely spread in Chinese social media. According to Tuesday’s publication of the Daily Mail, it is unknown of the piglet in the video is alive or not.
In early 2015, a similar looking piglet was born on a farm in Yanan township in the city of Nanning, China. The deformed piglet was one of 19 in a litter and it died shortly after the mother pig rejected it. Tao Lu, who owned the piglet, was hoping to make money off of the piglet’s deformity, but his aspirations for side-show wealth were squashed when the piglet died.
It is unknown why the piglets have been born with such profound deformities – some of speculated that pollution is to blame. Regardless of the cause, the outcome is heartbreaking.