Holy Pig Bows Down in Prayer at Religious Site (Photos)

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A pig has become an overnight super star in China after it escaped from its farm to bow its head in front of a Buddhist temple in what appears to be a prayer pose.

The pig was photographed and videotaped outside the temple in Wenzhou when the animal struck a bowed pose that witnesses said made it appear the pig was praying — although others hypothesized the animal may have been kneeling as a result of a Vitamin E deficiency.

Witnesses said the pig was in the prayer position for a long period of time before a monk arrived and chanted prayer sutras for it. The pig’s prayers seem unlikely to have been answered, as the animal’s owner, identified by the surname Huang, revealed the animal was sent to a slaughterhouse after being recaptured.

See another photo after the cut:

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