The photos of the oversized swine were posted to the Facebook page Duroc Cambodia, named for a popular breed of domestic pig. The page reportedly belongs to a farm located in the Banteay Meanchey province of Cambodia, and updates of the tight-muscled pigs date all the way back to December.
One thing that is clear is that these pigs, covered with knots of muscles, do not appear comfortable. In the videos posted to the Facebook page, the oversized pigs seem to have extreme difficulty walking, Susie Coston, national shelter director of Farm Sanctuary, told The Dodo.
“These are very young pigs; these pigs are small and short, which means they’re probably less than 6 months old, and they’re already so morbidly obese,” Coston said.
“This is not normal,” Coston noted. “This is just a further example of the type of manipulation that goes on when animals are used for profit.”