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Never Feel Porky Again!
Posted By Jane

Never Feel Porky Again!

Posted 25 November 2010   by         Permalink | 9 Comments

Tags: Pigs, swimming, factory farms

I know I'm not alone when I say that in my swimmers I sometimes feel ... well, porky! But I know I'll never look this porky in the ocean! We've discovered a whole family of pretty porkers on Big Major Spot Island who can put all my fears to rest.

These cute little pigs have nothing to do all day but sun themselves on the sand and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas. Nice work if you can get it! Have you ever seen more contented babes in your life?

Aside from doing wonders for my body image, these piggies lift my spirits because I know that these swimming swines will never have to endure the torture that millions of pigs on the other side of the world have to put up with in factory farms across Australia.

Piglets born in factory farms have their tails cut off through the bone without pain relief. They are then taken away from their mums and fattened up in crowded pens, only to be slaughtered -- but not before being gassed or electrically stunned first.

Are you stunned yet? I am, because it gets worse.

Mother pigs can spend their whole pregnancy in tiny metal crates, which are too small for them to even turn around in. Did you know that pigs are as smart as a three-year-old child? Imagine locking a toddler in a bathtub for 4 months! If only animals were given a choice...

It should be plainly obvious to anyone lucky enough to swim among these precious pigs in the Bahamas that pigs would rather be our friends than food. But you don't need to leave town to be an angel to pigs -- YOU can help make their dream come true by taking the pledge to be veg!

Ah, I'm dreaming of the day people and piggies all over the world can swim happily together ... and not look too porky in the process!! Now with the weather warming up, don't you feel like taking a dip now?

(Special thanks to Julie Edwards and Travis Rowan for the use of their beautiful photographs)

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