Update (April 25, 2023): On his way to his new home—the Chenoa Manor sanctuary in Pennsylvania—Babe made a little detour to spend some time with his new friend James. The two chatted, recreated the iconic Babe photo, and played so much that Babe fell asleep. While the piglet snoozed, James sang him his favorite song from the movie, “If I Had Words.”
When Babe woke up, he bade James adieu and was off to the sanctuary. When he arrived, he had a wonderful time exploring his new surroundings and meeting new friends. He is settling in marvelously with his new brother and sister piglets (all seven of them!) at his new home.
Original post published on April 7, 2023:
Succession actor and PETA honorary board member James Cromwell is no stranger to rescuing animals, and in his latest act of compassion, he helped save a piglet who fell off a transport truck headed to a facility where he would have been fattened for slaughter. The little piglet has lovingly been named Babe in honor of the film in which James famously starred as Farmer Hoggett and which inspired him to go vegan.
The incredible @jamesocromwell is meeting Babe for the first time!
James and PETA will be taking the piglet—who is named after his critically acclaimed movie “Babe”—to his new life at @IndralokaAS
— PETA (@peta) April 7, 2023
Pigs are playful, friendly, sensitive, and intelligent animals. The complexity of their social lives rivals that of primates, and much like people, pigs are soothed by music, love playing ball, enjoy getting massages, and have their own unique personalities.
Every year, millions of animals are raised and slaughtered for food. They’re subjected to cruel and inhumane conditions and treated as mere commodities. In the meat industry, pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and the males are castrated. At slaughterhouses, these intelligent animals are hung upside down and bled to death.
“Having had the privilege of witnessing and experiencing pigs’ intelligence and inquisitive personalities while filming the movie Babe, I jumped at the chance to give a real-life Babe a new lease on life. Every pig deserves to live out their life at a sanctuary, choosing when to frolic, where to forage, and how to spend their time.”
Babe’s rescue is a reminder of the horrors of the meat industry and the importance of making compassionate choices. Thankfully, he’ll soon be on his way to a sanctuary, where he’ll be able to enjoy his life as a pig should.
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James exemplifies the power of compassion and the importance of taking action to help animals. By following his lead and going vegan, you’ll spare nearly 200 animals a year, reduce your negative impact on the environment, and improve your health.