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Although we know pigs are highly intelligent and emotionally complex animals, we were still surprised when we learned of Wally, the pig who saved his own life by jumping off a truck headed for the slaughterhouse. It’s amazing that an animal would be so clever as to do that!

Just three miles away from the slaughterhouse, traveling at seventy-miles-per-hour down the highway, a driver behind the slaughterhouse truck reported that Wally was trying his hardest to unlatch the back gate of the semi. Luckily for him, he succeeded! Taking the ultimate leap of faith, this wonderful pig jumped off the truck to save his life. After a few tumbles, he shook himself off and walked toward safety on the highway median. He was taken in by the Humane Society a few hours later.

Wally’s determination to live proves to the world that pigs are someone, not something. Thanks to the kind people of SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary in New Richmond, Wisconsin, Wally has a new lease on life – safe on open farmland with a pot belly pig buddy and dozens of other farm animals.

The driver who reported Wally’s escape took this photo of the saavy pig making his way to safety toward the highway median. What a remarkable animal!

Here is Wally at his new home at SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary, where they estimate he will continue to grow until he is around 700 pounds!

Wally is getting all the love and nutritious treats he deserves. Shown here smiling with his pile of fresh produce, he finally knows the meaning of kindness from humans.



SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary is always in need of donations and volunteers. Please visit their website to learn more about ways you can become involved in their compassionate mission.

All Image Source: SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary / Facebook