Video: Rescued Pigs Are Home for the Holidays

For Immediate Release:
December 16, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – It’s a fairytale ending, just in time for the holidays: A new PETA video released today tells the story of three little pigs who had been confined to a cramped, perpetually flooded pen in the woods. PETA’s fieldworkers visited when they could to give them clean straw bedding and nutritious food, but there was no relief from the rainwater that filled their makeshift pen—and eventually, their owner agreed to let PETA whisk them away to a new home. So this year, they get to enjoy the holidays at The Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary & Rescue in North Carolina, where they can explore open fields, forage for food, splash in a pool, and dine on seasonal treats like fresh pumpkin.

“These three little pigs are living happily ever after in their new sanctuary home, and all pigs deserve the same chance at a long, fulfilled life,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA hopes their story will inspire people to offer some comfort and joy to gentle pigs by keeping ham off the holiday table.”

PETA offers a vegan holiday guide—packed with recipes and shopping tips—on its website, along with a list of top vegan ham roasts, all pig-free.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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