Hog Fecal Waste Lagoon

Warsaw, North Carolina, USA

Hogs at giant industrial pig farms are kept in sheds with floor grates that allow all waste to fall into drains that flow to large lagoons. All manner of offal from feces to fetuses collects in these impoundments. Drugs and hormones fed to the sows make their feces pink, and the animals are sprayed with insecticides, all of which mixes in. In the USA, this slurry is allowed to collect in open lagoons, as seen in this image.

The average German consumes 39 kg of pork annually, about half a pig.