Have you heard that certain meats taste much better when their respective animals live stress free lives? I am sure you have. But what about when their respective animals live diving lives? A farmer in China's Hunan province is claiming that his bacon tastes better because of his diving pigs.
Huang Demin built a 3 meter tall platform and pushes his hesitant pigs overboard, daily, into the river. Not really diving, more free falling but you get the picture. According to him the act helps improve their immunity to disease and improves the quality of the pork.
While it may be hard to substantiate this claim, his economical incentives are proving their worth. Diving pig pork gets a diving pig price, Huang sells his stuff for three times above normal market value.