In a shocking and gruesome turn of events, a pig at a Hong Kong slaughterhouse appears to have taken its ultimate revenge by pushing over and brutally killing a butcher with the very cleaver that was intended for its own slaughter. According to CNN, the pig had been stunned with an electric gun at the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse on Friday when it suddenly woke up and launched a violent attack on a 61-year-old worker.
In a scene straight out of a horror movie, the swine knocked over its would-be slaughterer, who tragically dropped the 15-inch meat cleaver onto his own foot. The butcher, named by local media as Cai, was found by another worker with the cleaver in his hand and his left foot bleeding profusely from the wound. Despite being rushed by ambulance to a local hospital, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Hong Kong’s Labor Department has confirmed that they are investigating “a fatal work accident” and police have stressed that the cause of death has yet to be officially determined. The reports did not mention what happened to the pig responsible for the attack.
“The Labour Department is saddened by the death of the person and expresses its deepest sympathy to his family,” a department spokesman said. “We will complete the investigation as soon as possible to identify the cause of the accident, ascertain the liability of the duty holders and recommend improvement measures. We will take actions pursuant to the law if there is any violation of the work safety legislation.”
The city’s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, which manages slaughterhouses, said it is “very concerned about the work accident” and has expressed its deepest condolences to the deceased’s family, requesting the contractor to provide all necessary assistance. However, it has also been noted that “the slaughtering service remains normal and the supply of fresh meat is not affected.”
This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the brutal reality of the meat industry and the consequences of mistreatment of animals. It is a chilling reminder that even in death, these animals will not go quietly and may seek their own form of justice.