Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Put down that bacon and celebrate National Pig Day!

Happy 1st of March! Today is also National Pig Day, a day when (since 1972) we are to "to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals." Thank you Wikipedia!
I'm not sure how enthusiastic our porky friends would be to find their national day is celebrated by them being eaten. Pigs are intelligent creatures, they love to play, can recognize their own name and live complex social lives when left to their own devices. Sadly, a lot of people only have one thought on a day like today, how good a bacon sandwich tastes.
Let's see how a pig celebrates his freedom. This video from the Gentle Barn (go check out their work, they are truly amazing!) shows a piglet named Biscuit who was used at a pumpkin patch. When pumpkin season was over he was headed for the slaughterhouse but luckily was rescued and taken to the sanctuary instead.

1 comment:

  1. This was so adorable! My sisters boyfriends family raises caged pigs, I have tried and tried to talk the them about about free range and how cruel it is but to no avail :( They wont even let me see them, its apparently that horrific. I'm glad this little piggy got a pass and is living how he was meant to.