This Face Says It All: Pigs Take Their First Swim

Published by Alisa Mullins.

With the arrival of warm spring days, the eight pigs who were rescued last fall from a classroom agriculture project with the help of the late great Sam Simon have discovered the wading pool at The Cow Sanctuary.

Rescued Pig Swimming in PondPhoto by Helga Tacreiter

Splish, splash, Abuela’s taking a bath.

Rescued Pig sunbathes in PondPhoto by Helga Tacreiter

Chummy replenishes her vitamin D.

Rescued Pig in PondPhoto by Helga Tacreiter

Hey, who invited those geese in here?

Rescued Pig and Geese in PondPhoto by Helga Tacreiter

OK, enough goofing around. Time to get back to work.

Rescued Pig Carrying HoePhoto by Helga Tacreiter

What You Can Do

Every pig deserves the chance to splash in a pond, sunbathe, and even hoe a row if he or she wants to, but pigs on factory farms never get to do any of these things. Be a pal to pigs—don’t eat them.

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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