10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

Pigs are playful, friendly, sensitive, and intelligent animals. They’ve long been considered smarter than dogs, and the complexity of their social lives rivals those of primates. Much like people, pigs are soothed by music, love playing ball, and even enjoy getting massages.

On factory farms, pigs live in stressful, cramped, filthy conditions until they are transported to a slaughterhouse. If given the choice, pigs would spend their days foraging, playing, and lying in the sun. Here are 10 surprising facts about pigs that will make you question how we could ever condemn them to such miserable conditions and early death—for food that we don’t need:

These amazing pig facts and images are courtesy of RaiseYourBrain

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

1. Pig is part of the Chinese zodiac, believed to bring fortune and happiness.

10 Astounding Pig Facts Everyone Should Know (Must Share)

2. Pigs like being clean, never establishing toilet area close to where they lie and eat.

10 Astounding Pig Facts Everyone Should Know (Must Share)

3. Pigs have a remarkable sense of smell and are used to locate truffles.

10 Astounding Pig Facts Everyone Should Know (Must Share)

4. There are many documented stories of pigs that saved human lives.

10 Astounding Pig Facts Everyone Should Know (Must Share)

5. Piglets respond to their names at age of 20 days.

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)


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6. Pigs are quite intelligent and learn tricks faster than dogs.

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

7. Pigs have a vast field of vision, but can’t look up.

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

8. Pigs’ intelligence is inferior only to some apes, dolphins and elephants.

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

9. Pigs communicate with each other grunting.

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

10. Pigs have no sweat glands and roll around in the mud to lower their body temperature.

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

11. Pigs swim just fine and would eagerly prefer water to mud.

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

12. Pigs run at speed 11.5 mph (almost 20 km/h).

10 Astoundingly Adorable Reasons To Love Pigs Not Eat Them (Must Share)

Love pigs? Get this adorably cute pig couple key chain!

Source: RaiseYourBrain.com