German sausage lovers can pick which pig to eat

He also updates the website with the latest information detailing the lives of
each pig so people can follow their progress.

“Pig 6”, the website reports, got a cut on the neck after getting
into scrap with some other pigs “but the injury looks worse than it is”.

But far from putting people off sausages by prompting feelings of affection
for the animal and guilt over its demise, the idea has hit a chord with at
least some consumers.

Pigs “four” and “five”, due to be butchered next month,
are already sold out, and My Little Farm has 800 Facebook fans.

Bernd Schulz, the farmer involved, gave the initiative his enthusiastic

“We have to face up to the fact that we descended from hunter-gathers,”
he said. “But we must also show respect and reverence for the animals,
and think about those that die for us.”

He added that he also wants people to come to his farm to meet the pigs before
sitting down for hog roast.

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