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This Little Piggy Never Went to Market

Written by PETA | June 12, 2012

This is what Olivia looked like when she was found:

The little piglet, who had sustained a fractured pelvis, cuts, and scrapes, was found on the side of the road after apparently falling off a transport truck. The Good Samaritan who found her called PETA for help, and PETA’s Emergency Response Team called a wonderful activist to take Olivia to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL), where she is safe and sound! ARL is working with a doctor to treat the porcine princess, who will never find out what a gestation crate is.

Olivia is well on the road to recovery and even going through physical therapy using an underwater treadmill (you have to watch the video). As one news story about Olivia’s stroke of luck put it, “How nice that some people see her as more than sausage and bacon.”

Ready to give meat the heave-ho—for Olivia’s sake? Order PETA’s free vegan/vegetarian starter kit today.

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  • Julie Evolved Vegan says:

    I actually found this story when I was looking into how pepperoni is made. I guess if someone wants to know how pizza is made from scratch, they should read this story.

  • Vegange says:

    What a lucky escape for Olivia – pity she had to fracture her pelvis (I like to think she deliberately escaped from the truck:), but so glad she is on the way to recovery.

  • Luisa says:

    I agree with Richard and DomInika. There is no difference!! That little piglet is adorable!!

  • Dominika VEGAN says:

    awwww, more stories like that! SO heart-warming. wish people realised dogs = cows = lambs = horses = cats = pigs. there’s NO difference WHOM you eat!

  • christy says:

    this story just puts a smile on my on face

  • Richard says:

    There is NO DIFFERANCE ….. from a dog, horse, cat, pig ,cow, lamb ect. People choose to see them different so they can justify their eating habits.I am ashamed of most people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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