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Pigs are some of the most misunderstood animals. They are often viewed as stupid and filthy, but studies show that pigs have excellent long-term memories, can comprehend simple languages, exhibit empathy, and can even maneuver a video game with a joystick. Can your pet do that? Pigs can learn their names and do tricks just like dogs, yet rather than being treated with care and respect, they are treated like the little pig featured in the photo below.

This is no life at all for a pig.

This Heartbreaking Photo of a Pig Shows Exactly Why Animals Shouldn't be Treated This Way

 

 

This heartbreaking image of pig is the tragic reality faced by more than 65 million pigs on factory farms on any given day. Despite their amazing intelligence and emotional capabilities, these animals are rarely seen as anything more than a number. This pig may not have a name, but all it takes is one look into those expressive eyes to know she is someone, not something.

We can all help change this reality for pigs by raising awareness for how wonderful and dynamic they truly are. All animals deserve to be treated with love and respect, and not end up on our plates as bacon.

Featured image source: Imgur



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67 comments on “Heartbreaking Image Shows That Pigs Should be Treated as Someones, Not Somethings”

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Mairéad Lyons
7 Months Ago

i will adopt a pig in the very near future to save it from a life of hell They are a truely amazing animal..I just want my twin girls to be a little older to appreciate it all


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Natasha Azulay
7 Months Ago

Happy to be veg


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Sita Leite
7 Months Ago

so sorry...


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Nancygail Laidlaw
7 Months Ago

Hate this. Awful. Poor pigs


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Suad Farah
7 Months Ago

so sad ............


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Lennie Olin
7 Months Ago


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Carrie Dykstra
7 Months Ago

I have always wanted to own a potbelly pig and take it for walks and ride in a car with me. My husband does not want a potbelly pig in our house and has put his foot down on the subject.


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Jenny Glover
7 Months Ago

Hopefully more and more people will make the connection that what is on their plate was not so long ago an intelligent and emotional being


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Daryl Belcher
7 Months Ago

SO SAD AND HEARTBREAKING!!


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Christina Barnhart
7 Months Ago

Phillip Babcock. Kylyn Pronti. Bianca Wild


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