Written by Michelle Kretzer
The Black Friday shoppers who were
standing in line at midnight to score deals on video games weren't necessarily
parents of teenage boys. Some of them might have been pig guardians.
It's true: Pigs love a good video game. Surprised? Then try this one on for size: Pigs can answer to their names within
a week of being born. Yep. That skill takes people, what, two years to master?
Pigs are super-smart. In fact, they're
classified as the fourth-smartest animal on the planet—ahead of cats and dogs (who haven't the foggiest idea what a Wii is).
here are some other things that you may not know about pigs:
Pigs can also suffer from depression, as
many on factory farms
do. And they don't want to
be slaughtered and turned into a centerpiece. This holiday season, serve a hearty and
delicious Field Roast
and save a pig from your table.
You may just wind up with a new favorite
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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.