I guess it's like Christianity, all in the individual interpretation. After all, Christ said 'Thou shalt not kill' but I still had to beast myself to stay awake during Church Parade.
Anyway, Buddhists acknowledge the circle of life - even the veggie ones admit they're taking life to sustain their own. Lard statuettes seem like as good an end use as any. I wonder if they could use me once I'm gone?