Some Pig!

Image“If any kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming they would never touch meat again. I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe, that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.” – James Cromwell

Image courtesy of Victor Habbick / http://www.freedigitalphotos.net

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About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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12 Responses to Some Pig!

  1. wardieward says:

    Australia is a very MEATY country, but there is a growing awareness of the factory farming dilemma and also the live export industry.
    http://www.animalsaustralia.org
    We have a very proactive organisation here that is working to stop the cruel practices found in factory farms in this country and abroad. Have a look at the video clip- it is very touching….

    • Thanks so much for the link – the clip was great! I really think that if people just saw the cruel way animals are treated on factory farms that many of them would stop eating meat. Before going vegan, I simply wasn’t aware of how badly the animals we eat are treated. I grew up eating meat, everyone I knew ate meat, I just didn’t question it. What finally opened my eyes was the movie Vegucated. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

  2. omlit says:

    It makes me sad when people give animals nice human personalitys as a reason to stop eating them and emphasize with them. I know a really boring and obnoxious pig, at least three aloof chickens and one bully duck who NOBODY likes but they do not deserve to be badly treated ever just because there not filmstar animals

  3. Maryanne says:

    Aww, the “Some Pig” headline reminded me of Wilbur from “Charlotte’s Web” (now that was the cutest pig in Hollywood!)

    I haven’t had pork since 1986! I won’t even take vitamins that are made with gelatin and it’s so hard to find supplements for the eyes that don’t have gelatin, but they are out there, you just have to take the time and seek them out.

    I love pigs. They are so intelligent, more intelligent than a 2-year-old toddler. One of the most inspiring books I ever read was “The Good Good Pig” about a woman who kept a pig as a pet and it lived 16 years. The pig actually had different greetings for her and her husband. So adorable.

    Another inspiring book was “The Christmas Pig” by Kinky Friedman. Just a fable with a strong message. I read that book every year around Christmas time.!

    Excellent post! Thanks for making me think all this amazing pig stuff first thing in the morning. I’m so happy now 🙂

    • Hey Maryanne! Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment! I haven’t read either of the books you mentioned, but they sound great. When I was a kid, I went through a phase where I wanted a pot-belly-pig for a pet. Maybe if more people had pigs for pets we’d stop eating bacon and ham. Don’t think that’s going to happen, but at least we’re not eating pigs. Have a wonderful weekend:-)

  4. hanger17 says:

    Reblogged this on Time for Action.

  5. Your post made me smile. I just saw a video on MSN today that featured pigs swimming in the ocean and frolicking on the beach. Too cute! It’s so strange how we love dogs and eat pigs. I don’t really see a difference and I’d like all of them to be free and safe (even the mean ones – which, like Omlit mentioned, there are a few of).

    I’ve seen Vegucated but not I have to read The Good Good Pig. Great comment thread here!

    • It’s funny how just a year ago I didn’t think twice about eating animals and now my whole attitude has changed. I think and blog about animal rights so much now that sometimes I feel like my friends and family have made this mental transition with me. They haven’t! I hung out with my sister over the weekend and she told me, “I don’t like your blog posts when you talk about animal rights. They’re kind of annoying.” So my sister looks at the information, but she’s not moved by it. Why not? Of course, I have to remember that I used to ignore animal rights information too. So what made me change?

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