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Comment: Okay. So I've heard the following claim many many times: more
people are killed by pigs than by sharks. I know, without a doubt, that
sometimes pigs kill people (I knew a man who had a stroke and was eaten by
his porcine pets). However, it seems that in current times, when farming
is so consolidated and fewer people actually deal with pigs, the numbers
would be greatly reduced.

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I have been reading about shark attacks lately and can add this site


http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/worldwidefatalityrate.htm

which says 385 fatal attacks from 1900 to 1999. Fatal shark attacks.

So what's the data on pig attacks?


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Does the term "pigs" extend to wild boars and hogs? I know those can be VERY nasty.

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Does this include people killed by overconsumption of pork products? [Wink]

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How about those shot by the police? *ducks*
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quote:
Originally posted by dfresh:
How about those shot by the police? *ducks*

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quote:
Originally posted by Xia:
Does the term "pigs" extend to wild boars and hogs? I know those can be VERY nasty.

They can indeed, but they're also very shy, so if they notice you, which they probably do long before you notice them, in most cases they swiftly and silently vanish away.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: {snip} (I knew a man who had a stroke and was eaten by
his porcine pets) {snip again}

Then I guess he wasn't really killed by pigs. Of course, you could cite that one guy in Hannibal.

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Animal enemies: Myth vs. reality

(Bambi kills the most humans.)

It's telling that pigs aren't mentioned.

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Well I got bitten in the foot by a pig a couple of weeks ago...but since my foot was flat on the ground, she (yes I'm sure ti was a female) couldn't really get a grip on it, so no real harm done.

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