In the animal kingdom, the rule is: eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom: define or be defined. Language separates men from other animals. It also reduces them to the level of animals – as in calling Jews ‘vermin’ or policemen ‘pigs’.
The pig is taught by sermons and epistles, To think the god of swine has snout and bristles.
The creatures looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but it was impossible to say which was which.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
If cows and horses or lions had hands or could draw with their hands and make statues as men do, horses would draw likenesses of the gods similar to horses, cows to cows, and they would create statues in the same form as they themselves each had.