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This hairless guinea pig looks like a baby hippo

by | 15th, July 2013

DID you know that hairless guinea pig looks like a baby hippo? Well, it does. This might be how the little pets are treated before they hit the pot in darkest Peru:

In the United States, most guinea pigs intended for human consumption come from Peru as whole, frozen, hairless rodents in plastic bags.

Hippos are killed in a less refined manner:

In his poaching days in the Congo forests, Guillaume Kasereka used a rusty Russian-made rocket launcher to kill hippos for meat…

“I know killing a hippo is illegal, but I don’t know why,” said Kiyana Zirimagawabo, 55, wearing green flip-flops and a cowboy hat over his graying hair. “Animals are for us to eat.”

guinea pig hippo

 

Spotter: TIL



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