17 February 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

185 things to do with a Pig


Christien Meindertsma, author of "Pig 05049" decided to take a look at the afterlife of this pig and find out how many parts of this animal were used and for what.

It resulted in at least 185 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts. In Denmark there are 16 million people and 12 million pigs. They only eat about a third and the rest are exported across Europe.

Christien spent three years researching PIG 05049 and where and what it’s body parts are used for. She said that Farmers and consumer’s have no clue what their pigs were made of.

This pig and all other pigs have seven chapters in its life – Skin, Bone, Meat, Internal Organs, Blood, Fat and Miscellaneous. IT weighs an average 103.7kg.

You'll be amazed at what we use Pig Parts for in our everyday life.


  • How well do you know pigs?

  • Would you have one as a pet?

  • Or you just like the meat?


Word Image Definition Example Listen
Pig A young swine of either sex, especially a domestic hog Pigs have short tails Listen
Afterlife The belief that we live after we die. Jane beleives that there is life after death. She believes in the afterlife. Listen
Research A systematic investigation to establish facts. He researched in depth before starting his essay. Listen
Weigh How heavy something is, how many kilograms it is. The boat weighed 1.2 tons Listen
Heart   Human organ My heart pumps my blood. Listen
Farmer   A person, engaged in agriculture, who raises living organisms for food or raw materials The farmers are busy this year. Listen
Bullet A small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms Bullets are fired from guns. Listen
Meat The flesh of an animal. Meat and drink. Listen
Skin Organ covering to body He has very bad skin. Listen


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