In this video from the amazing Santuario Igualdad Interespecie, a sweet lil’ rescued piggy, Mathilda, is having a BLAST! Look at her drinking her milk! And that pink fuzzy blankey? Too much. She’s so sweet, and reminds us of a little puppy!
Pigs often get a bad rap for being dirty, smelly, and not so bright, but that’s FAR from the truth! In fact, IQ tests suggest that pigs are just as smart as dogs and chimps – they’re ranked as the fourth most intelligent creature on earth! Their level of cognitive ability allows pigs to have abstract thoughts, use tools, recognize their own names, dream, and follow commands. A famous computerized experiment even showed that pigs were able to move the cursor of a computer, play video games, and differentiate between drawings they had produced.
In addition to being wildly adorable, Mathilda’s pretty impressive, huh? It’s so wonderful to see her get a second chance at life. Unlike millions of other animals, Mathilda will be able to live a life of peace, freedom, and clearly, a LOT of cuddles, thanks to rescuers at Santuario Igualdad Interespecie. Sadly, this is not the case for so many, whom many view as food rather than the intelligent, emotional beings that they are! But we have the power to give all animals a better life with the food choices we make. Let’s do it for Mathilda!