It’s National Pig Day!
Did you know that pigs have excellent long-term memories? That they can learn what a mirror image is? Read more about these remarkably intelligent and social animals and what they have to say.
They’re even smarter than dogs, the beloved companion animals with whom so many of us share our homes!
Still, sadly, more than 115 million pigs are slaughtered for food in the US each year, most of them confined and suffering in filthy conditions on factory farms.
In honor of National Pig Day, we’re spotlighting easy ways you can make a difference for pigs.
Here are two easy ways YOU can help pigs today!
- Sign & Share: Ask Hormel Foods & USDA to stop cruel & dangerous high-speed pig slaughter! Since Compassion Over Killing’s gut-wrenching investigation exposing egregious cruelty at a pig slaughterhouse exclusive supplying Hormel Foods, more than 195,000 people have signed our Change.org petition to stop the USDA’s dangerous reduced inspection, high-speed slaughter pilot program known as “HIMP.”Help us reach our goal of 250,000 signatures! Click here to tweet our petition with this message: SIGN & SHARE! @HormelFoods @USDA: Stop dangerous high-speed slaughter of pigs https://ctt.ec/kcbf9+
- Join Esther the Wonder Pig: Take the VegWeek 7-Day VegPledge!
There are 52 weeks in a year. Why not make at least one meat-free? That’s the empowering idea behind COK’s VegWeek campaign! Sign up for the VegPledge today and start exploring plant-based eating! We’ll send you all the support, recipes, meal ideas, and tips to help you successfully complete VegWeek during April 17-23.The beloved superstar Esther the Wonder Pig is one of VegWeek’s amazing animal ambassadors, and she really helps turn up the fun for VegWeek: Watch & share!When you pledge, you’ll also be joining compassionate celebrity Endorsers like Mya, Daisy Fuentes, Torre Washington and Tracye McQuirter.
But wait, there’s more…If you sign up as a VegWeek Recruiter and get friends to take the VegPledge, you could WIN prizes!
It’s easier than ever before to help pigs and other animals by leaving them off our plates! After you pledge for VegWeek, be sure to also visit TryVeg.com where we have loads of recipes, blogs, product recommendations and more.
Photo: Esther the Wonder Pig