Thursday, September 13, 2012

Riddle Me This

WHY IS THIS NOT A PIG?

7 comments:

Dáithaí C said...

Because it's a calf! This is the excellent Market Day sculpture in Ballyhaunis which I know about as you have featured it in your equally excellent Blog before!

Póló said...

@Dáithaí C

Thanks for the compliment Dáithaí C, but why is it not a pig?

Anonymous said...

Because they kill cows in Bally-happiness, not pigs!

Anonymous said...

...and a pig wouldn't be very halal now, would it?

Póló said...

@#2 (we know who you are!)

You got it in one word. Halal. Congratulations.

Halal meat factory and Halal meat packers in late 1970s boosted the previously non-existent Muslim population of Ballyhaunis enormously. While they closed in 1992 a lot of the people had become settled and so there is a strong Muslim presence there today, including a Mosque.

As the town has more or less adopted that sculpture as its online logo a pig would have been most inappropriate.

Nora said...

Heh ... seems like a well read Anonymous ...

Póló said...

... and from good stock.