No pigs allowed in boudin capital of the world

Pig (Photo: AP)

Scott may be the Boudin Capital of the World, but the city doesn’t welcome boudin’s main ingredient: Pigs.

Scott’s council in 1971 adopted an ordinance prohibiting the possession, raising or keeping of pigs in the municipal boundaries.

Apparently, a gentleman with a large tract of land in Scott recently started raising pigs.

A neighbor squealed on him and the farmer was put on notice, Pat Logan, Scott’s comprehensive plan facilitator told The Daily Advertiser.

The pig farmer cried “hogwash” and is asking the council to grant a variance allowing his porcine pals to stay.

The council is expected to consider the variance request at a 6 p.m. meeting Sept. 3.

The irony is that Scott, in 2012, was designated by the Louisiana Legislature as the Boudin Capital of the World because it has more places to buy boudin per capita than anyplace else in the state and boasts a couple of the best-known boudin makers, too.

Boudin is a Cajun delicacy made from a mix of pig parts, rice, onions and assorted spices shoved into a casing similar to a sausage. Note the primary ingredient is pork.

“You can eat them but you can’t raise them,” Logan said.

“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made” — Otto von Bismarck

 

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