I don't know if any of you watch the show Criminal Minds, but they had an episode a while back about two brothers who were killing people and feeding them to their pigs. Of course, the show made it even more twisted and gruesome, but it was based on some very real events.
Yes, events. Plural. It's happened more than once.
One I remember distinctly because it happened in my home state of Michigan. Back in 1985, two men from the Detroit area decided they were going hunting up north. They ended up in the Mio area. From what I read, it seems like the two townies decided to hit a bar in Mio one night. Trouble ensued as it often does when rural folk get a 'you ain't from around here, are ya' mentality. It ended with the two men dead, their bodies dismembered, and then the pieces fed to pigs. Two brothers were arrested and convicted of the crime.
Another - and this one more likely to be the inspiration for the Criminal Minds episode - happened in Canada. One particular pig farmer seemed to have picked up women from Vancouver's seedier side, killed them, and then fed them to his pigs. There are like 26 counts of murder against him - although he's only been tried for six. Apparently, someone testified they found him covered in blood with a corpse hanging nearby, so it's a pretty safe bet he did it. In a conversation he had with an undercover officer, he said he needed to kill one more to make it an even 50. I guess he wanted a nice flashy number. He got 25 years without parole - the maximum sentence in Canada at the time.
Pretty gross stuff. And considering the last guy was in the habit of selling his pork to his neighbors, it kinda put ya off eating meat you didn't buy in the store, eh?