Holy Pig Contest

epa03081860 Men shave a Holy Pig after it was killed following the Holy Pig Contest held by the Sanhsia Tzushi Temple outside Taipei, Taiwan, 27 January 2012. Twelve Holy Pigs, which were force-fed to make them grow ten times larger than a normal pig, were killed after the contest, reports state. Animal rights activists condemn the contest as cruel and have called for its ban, but the Taoist temple insists it is folk custom which is hard to change. EPA/DAVID CHANG +++(c) dpa – Bildfunk+++