Friday, July 22, 2011

Pigs the Way Pigs Are Meant to Live

There is a splendid article about a group of feral pigs living in the The Bahamas. They're very happy - and safe - there, flopping down in the shade along the beaches, swimming in the clear, warm waters, and just generally enjoying life. An article about these wonderful beach bums appeared on The Daily Mirror (UK) Website. The pigs are supported by locals, who give them food, and they enjoy frolicking in the sand and jumping into the water. According to the article, they're excellent swimmers, too, taking frequent dips together. The story contains a number of wonderful photos - uplifting, joyous, life-affirming and so beautiful - so please check it out if you get a chance. Reading about these pigs, seeing their fun and frolic, makes me think of those poor pigs packed in those trucks in murderously hot weather in Toronto. The pigs in The Daily Mirror story are proof that there is a different and better way for pigs to live. Those pigs in Toronto should likewise be enjoying the joys that our short time on Earth has to offer.

1 comment:

  1. Yep: they like to swim, run, roll, all those things that mammals like to do. Too bad there are scientists out there, and I use that word with the utmost nausea, telling us they like their cages.