When Brightside Farm Sanctuary rescued an entire family of pigs from being slaughtered, there was a surprise in store. One of the pigs, named Pinky, just kept getting bigger and bigger.

The sanctuary already had a large family of pigs. But they welcomed the new family and the curious ever-growing Pinky, who built a beautiful nest. Why? She was preparing a place to give birth! All on her own, Pinky made a nest, gave birth and nursed and cared for her new piglets. If you’ve ever heard someone say pigs are not wonderful mothers, this proves them wrong.

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Brightside Farm Sanctuary houses more than 60 pigs and hundreds of other farm and companion animals. If Pinky were in a factory farm setting, she would never have gotten to build a nest or play with her babies. Instead of having a happy, open place to nurse and be with her piglets, she would have been driven to depression, anxiety and frustration, likely in a gestation crate.

To learn more about pigs and factory farming, see Why China Is the Worst Place to Be a Pig and Victory for Pigs! Canada Bans Gestation Crates.



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