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Over a dozen pigs run loose on Osaka expressway following delivery truck accident

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Each of Japan’s major cities has its own claims to fame. Tokyo is where mainstream entertainment and business trends emanate from. Yokohama is the breezy, multicultural city by the bay, while Kyoto, of course, is the heartland of traditional arts and culture.

And Osaka? It’s known for boisterous comedy and hearty fare, which made the scene Thursday morning on Osaka Prefecture’s Hanshin Expressway perhaps not totally surprising, although it was still plenty weird.

At roughly 9:30 in the morning, a truck en route from Nantan City in Kyoto Prefecture to Osaka City had made its way over the prefectural border and was passing through the town of Ikeda, roughly 30 minutes north of downtown Osaka. However, driver failed to notice a car that was parked on the road’s shoulder. The truck crashed into the stopped vehicle, in the collision some of its cargo of 37 pigs got loose.

Fortunately, none of the pigs showed any signs of injury, and they were all recaptured without further incident. Unfortunately for the pigs themselves, they were then loaded onto another truck to continue on their journey, with their ultimate destination almost certainly being a a pork cutlet, steamed pork bun, or Osaka-style okonomiyaki with pork strips.

Source: NHK News Web via Jin

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which made the scene Thursday morning on Osaka Prefecture’s Hankyu Expressway

There is no Hankyu Expressway, I think you meant Hanshin?

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Yes, you are correct.

Go pigs! Shame they all will end up losing in the end, but at least they had a short stint of freedom.

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Ah well, pigs like humans are all fated to perish in the end.

Live life while you can

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Three little piggies going to market.

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Oh those poor things. As if their life wasn't miserable enough, they will now have to be dragged back to slaughter, with a stungun to the head..

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Bacon, Sausage, pork chops get back here.

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Oink! Run free little piggies! Remember the Tamworth Two, AKA Butch and Sundance.

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That line about none of the pigs were injured is a lie. When they showed this on the train news, a couple of those pigs were on their backs in the gutter with all four feet in the air. and not moving.

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A pig queue?

Let's hope we do not get born as pigs in the next lifetime.

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Three little piggies going to market. actually only one piggy went to market the other 4 stayed home or had roast beef.

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"Run; David Cameron's just been spotted in the area!"

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Ha-ha. A perfect news for the comedy town Osaka. It's like watching a slapstick. At any rate, it was lucky none of the pigs have been injured.

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That'll do, pig. That'll do.

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the deaths were white-washed for the news. Then its a kawaii story, supposedly

Where do you think the pigs we're headed? Disneyland?

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anyone managed to catch some free bacon?

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"Look Granny! Road kill!"

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the deaths were white-washed for the news. Then its a kawaii story, supposedly.

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Why do I have this sudden urge for a B.L.T sandwich?

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