Inspiring Compassion for Animals, People and the Planet

Inform yourself.  Study the information provided by these organizations:

 “Dogs look up to [us]. Cats look down to [us]. Pigs look us straight in the eye and see an equal.” -Winston Churchill

Pigs, like dogs, are friendly, outgoing, sensitive, loyal, and intelligent. Pigs are naturally clean and they avoid soiling their living areas. When they are not confined on factory farms, pigs prefer to spend their time playing, lying in the sun, and exploring their surroundings with their powerful sense of smell. Considered by animal behaviorists to be smarter than 3-year-old children, pigs are very clever animals.
Pigs, like dogs, are friendly, outgoing, sensitive, loyal, and intelligent. They prefer to spend their time playing, lying in the sun, and exploring their surroundings.  Pigs are curious, insightful creatures who are widely acknowledged to be smarter than 3 year old children, dogs, and even primates.
Almost all of the millions of pigs killed for food in the U.S. every year are raised on extremely crowded, filthy factory farms. These intelligent social animals are deprived of natural sunlight and aren’t even allowed to feel grass beneath their feet, until the day when they are shoved onto a truck bound for the slaughterhouse.
When the time comes for slaughter, pigs are forced into trucks that travel great distances through all weather extremes. Many die of heat exhaustion in the summer or arrive frozen to the inside of the truck in the winter. According to industry reports, more than 1 million pigs die during transport each year, and an additional 420,000 are crippled by the time they arrive at the slaughterhouse.
Because of improper stunning methods, many pigs are still conscious when they are dumped into scalding-hot water, which is intended to remove their hair and soften their skin.
Although they are clean by nature, pigs on factory farms are forced to live amid their own feces and vomit—and sometimes even amid the corpses of other pigs. Extreme crowding, poor ventilation, and filth cause rampant disease. By the time they’re sent to slaughter, many pigs on factory farms suffer from lung lesions caused by pneumonia.
Because of illness, a lack of room to exercise, and genetic manipulation that causes them to grow too large too quickly, pigs often develop arthritis and other joint problems. Many pigs on factory farms are forced to live on slatted floors above giant manure pits. Smaller pigs often sustain severe leg injuries when their legs get caught between the slats.
  • Get active.  Volunteer with local and national animal rights/rescue groups, like those listed above.
  • Go vegan.  Stop participating in the torture and killing of animals. 
  • Share this information with friends and family.  Plant seeds of compassion wherever you can.