There’s no question that farmed animals, like all other sentient beings, want to live. We’ve reported on countless accounts of animals escaping from slaughterhouses or jumping from transport trucks.
This week we came across this devastating story from China about a pig who escaped a farm and made her way to a Buddhist temple.
What makes this story unique is that the pig knelt down and appeared to pray in front of the temple. This sparked a flurry on Chinese social media of people saying the pig was on a pilgrimage. In reality, this poor animal was probably exhausted from running for her life.
Sadly, she was slaughtered just after being recaptured by her owner.
Pigs are sensitive and friendly animals just like the dogs and cats we love at home. They’re also known for being highly intelligent. But instead of treating them kindly, the meat industry cruelly forces them to live in filthy, crammed conditions; many are imprisoned in gestation crates, tiny metal cages that make it impossible to turn around or lie down comfortably.
And of course all pigs raised for meat are violently slaughtered in the end.
Take a stand against this horrific abuse by choosing to leave pigs and all other animals off your plate. Visit ChooseVeg.com today and learn more about transitioning to a humane vegan diet.