KHL Printing Co superimposed black boxes on the pigs’ faces in line with government guidelines, said a company employee who declined to be named.
“This is a Muslim country so we covered the pigs’ eyes,” he told AFP. “We usually do that for the International New York Times — also for pictures of cigarettes, weapons, guns and nude pictures.”
The front-page picture of a group of brown and black-and-brown piglets in the United States accompanied an article on increasing consumer demand for antibiotic- and hormone-free meat.
Another picture of pigs on the inside of the paper accompanied the rest of the article.
The censorship drew a flood of online comments, with many ridiculing the move.
“Poor piggies,” one user wrote on Facebook, while another said, “This is hilarious… We are officially a nation of morons.”
Home ministry officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment...ZIP
Let me say that if pigs, or pictures of pigs offend you, then that is a YOU problem. If you religion teaches you to freak out at the very sight of a pig, then maybe you need new religion. And one more thing, here you go!
Oh Yeah...One More!
H/T to The Daley Gator