Cryptic Challenge

Identify the theme linking the cryptic chapter headings, de-cryptify all 17 headings and submit to the author to win recognition on the Limp Pigs honours board.
Every successful cryptologist will instantly be elected to lifetime membership of the Honorary Executive of Limp Pigs (HELP!)

Theme:
Heading Translation
Hitting pig with stick
Avoiding asps ascend to stars
The stake-maker's setback
Polish unsightly male
Transfer allotment ownership
Deliver silent message by hand
Demolish hot root plant
Complete fool animal's end
Ducks nibble Adam's fruit
Jump about beer whisky
Quest for digital silver
Animal skin tracings
Revolutionary glass warfare
Ham sandwiched
Frappez cochon avec baton
Endgame
Singing the Pews
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