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Sanxia Tsuhsih Temple Pigs of God Festival

Pigs are slaughtered as an offering to the God Tsuhsihyeh . On the 6th day of the Chinese lunar year, the Tsuhsih Temple in Sanxia holds a pigs of God contest where the aim is to raise the fattest pig. The controversial practice is opposed by animal rights activists. In 2012 the winning pig weighed in at 1061kg. Sanxia, Taiwan, 28 January 2012

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Pigs of God Festival
Pigs are slaughtered as an offering to the God Tsuhsihyeh . On the 6th day of the Chinese lunar year, the Tsuhsih Temple in Sanxia holds a pigs of God contest where the aim is to raise the fattest pig. The controversial practice is opposed by animal rights activists. In 2012 the winning pig weighed in at 1061kg. Sanxia, Taiwan, 28 January 2012