This Little Piggy Didn’t Go to Market

Published by PETA.

OK, so puppies and kittens are awfully cute. But piglets can give them a run for their money—as in the case of the seriously adorable Bella, a rescued piglet who is now the face (and curly tail) of Animals Australia’s pig advocacy campaign,

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This video provides a useful reminder that pigs are smart, social, and even heroic, much like the dogs and cats many of us share our homes with—and we would never even dream of eating them, right? Pigs on factory farms will never enjoy romps and belly rubs as Bella does. Instead, they’ll be subjected to constant stress and denied everything that is natural and important to them—or even worse.

So since we’re heading into prime cookout season, be sure to cool it with the hot dogs and spare the spare ribs. Check out these great grilling recipes for a sizzling summer barbecue that won’t cause any pigs to suffer, even from hurt feelings (unless, of course, you fail to share with them).

P.S. If you watched the video closely, you may have noticed an appearance by James Cromwell, the star of Babe and a longtime friend of PETA and animals. If someone you know doesn’t quite “get it” about pigs, you may want to pass along this wonderful pro-pig ad he did for us a while back.

—JeffPosted by Jeff Mackey

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind