At a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, a pig may have committed the ultimate act of revenge. While being prepared for slaughter, the pig unexpectedly woke up after being shot by an electric stun gun.
The big then attacked a 61-year-old butcher, who was killed by the same cleaver that was about to be used on the pig. According to the authorities, the incident took place at the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse on Friday.
The pig caused its would-be slaughterer to stumble and fall, causing the 15-inch meat cleaver he was holding to end up sticking into his own foot. Upon being discovered by another worker, the butcher, named Cai by local media, was seen with the cleaver in his hand and his left foot bleeding heavily.
Emergency services were called and he was taken to the hospital, however, the butcher was declared dead upon arrival.
The Labor Department of Hong Kong has announced on Friday that they are currently looking into a work-related fatal incident. The police were quick to stress to CNN that the cause of death has not been officially established yet. No information was given regarding the potential perpetrator of the incident, which is believed to be the vengeful pig.
The department shared with CNN: “The Labour Department is saddened by the death of the person and expresses its deepest sympathy to his family. We will complete the investigation as soon as possible to identify the cause of the accident, ascertain the liability of the duty holders and recommend improvement measures.”
The department representative declared that if there is any breach of the labor security regulations, they will take necessary legal measures.
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of the city, responsible for the management of slaughterhouses, has expressed their deep concern regarding the incident that occurred.
The department expressed their sympathies to the late individual’s relatives and asked the contractor to give every possible aid to them. Nonetheless, it was stated that the slaughtering service is still continuing and the availability of fresh meat is not impacted.