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:
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”