In a pig's eyes, there is always someone looking back at you.
We know that pigs are consistently ranked in the top 5 most intelligent animals. Genetically, they are extremely similar to humans. We share so much in common with pigs and have so few significant differences. Yet, our treatment of pigs would suggest that they are so drastically different that they have no wants, needs or rights that humans are required to respect. This must change. We must live our values. We know they deserve better!
Pigs snuggled on the couch
When people ask me if living with pigs is a lot like living with dogs, there isn't an easy answer to this. There are definitely some differences between dogs and pigs that may be worth noting. But, the reality is, in the ways most people think of dogs as being wonderful companion animals in a home, pigs are a lot like dogs. They love to spend time with their human companion animals. Cuddling on the couch is an art they have mastered. And the love they give you makes your world a better place daily.