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About pigs, horses and winter stew

Don’t worry, no horses nor pigs ended up in the stew. A couple of weeks ago we went to the screening of the documentaryΒ The Last Pig. The screening was organised by Uitgezonderd (who also organises a vegan people’s kitchen in Bruges every month) and was held at the edge of the city, in Koersepeerd (“koersepeerd” is Flemish dialect for racehorse). Hence my opening πŸ˜‰ There was also a people’s kitchen that evening, before the screening of the documentary. All you can eatΒ Winter stew with seitan, potatoesΒ  and salad. Delicious, and a huge portion! The Last PigΒ is the story of pig farmer Bob Comis in the United States.Β His story reminded me of that of Gustaf SΓΆderfeldt, the Swedish farmer who switched to veganic farmingΒ a couple of years ago.Β  In similar vein, Bob is having trouble with his conscience. The documentary follows him during his last year as a pig farmer, until the last pigs leave the premises. Throughout the the docu, Bob talks – in a very serene and calm manner – about his company, life …