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Hero pig saves baby goat from drowning!

Hero pig saves baby goat from drowning!

Posted 27 September 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 6 Comments

Tags: pigs, rescue, amazing, goats

Can I just say straight off the bat, that I am constantly being amazed by pigs? It seems like not a week goes by when I don't hear a story of how impressive these little oinkers are. The latest one that had me shaking my head in wonder is the footage that shows a pig saving a goat from drowning! Yes - you read that right. Watch the drama unfolding in the clip below!

(Weird coincidence alert: Check out the Unleashed sticker to the right which predicted that this would one day happen! Whooo, spooky.)

What an amazing story. That pig is a hero in my books. And can I just say - thank Goat the pig was there, because the guy filming hardly covered himself in glory. Would it have killed him to put the camera down and help out?? But I'll move on.

So, we can add "heroic" to the list of things we now know about pigs. Did you also know that they are playful and will wag their tails like a dog when they're happy? And that they've been found to be smarter than dogs, and even as smart as 3 year old children!

 But did you know that pigs need some rescuing of their own? In factory farms, pregnant mother pigs can legally be confined between bars for four months straight, with no room to even turn around. Piglets can have their tails (and balls!) cut off with absolutely no pain relief. And the sad fact is, that for most factory farmed pigs in Australia, the day they are trucked to their deaths at an abattoir, their last day on earth - is the only day they will ever feel the sun on their back.

Pigs are amongst the most mistreated animals in the world. Their very intelligence and charm only makes the cruel treatment dished out to them in factory farms even worse. You're probably thinking that what is legal to do to pigs in the name of profit is pretty shocking. You'd be right. And when farmers break the rules, it can get even worse. You may remember the shocking conditions at Wally's Piggery in NSW last month, and the horrible deaths pigs faced at a Victorian abattoir in December last year.

Luckily, rescuing them from factory farms couldn't be easier -- simply choose not to eat them. Take the pledge to go veg, and save almost a hundred animals (not just pigs) every single year. With your kind choices at meal time, you can be the lifesaver that these animals so desperately need.

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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 27 September 2012
1
I am going to show this to everybody who thinks pigs are mean.
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Buddha Baby Buddha Baby 1 October 2012
2
So adorable!!!
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Braeden Braeden 2 October 2012
3
That is actually adorable!
And amazing ^_^
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Amy2011 Amy2011 10 November 2012
4
Who would think pigs are mean kels? Lol.
What a cute story happy
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Madspeed Madspeed 28 November 2012
5
What a cute and clever pig. Haven grown up in the countryside myself, I really admire pigs! They are sooo smart and you can pet them and play with them just like dogs. happy
Can't help wondering though, how the goat got in trouble.
Could the person filming this, be involved in any way??? Just saying....
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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 2 December 2012
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Well Amy, being stereotyped with dirty and messy ties along with pigs being mean in the common world. Of course this is not true, but most people think that pigs are messy and mean.
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