I’m gonna scream
Elliott was found wandering the streets of Brooklyn with a tag in his ear that said “MEAT.” He had recently escaped from a live animal market in New York.
He has since gained almost 50 pounds, and is growing strong enough to romp and play.
After massive flooding in the Midwest in 2008, thousands of pigs were abandoned in factory farms. Among them was Nikki, who managed to save herself and gave birth in a levee. She kept her babies safe until rescuers arrived.
She and her babies are still inseparable!
Opie was discarded and left to die from hypothermia by a dairy producer.
Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary, rescued Opie. He later went on to become the leader of Farm Sanctuary’s cattle herd for 18 years.
“When people get to know a farm animal, look into the eyes of a cow, a pig or a chicken, they see that they are not that different than cats or dogs. They are very much like the companion animals that people have in their houses,” Baur said. “They have memories, they develop relationships, they have complex emotional lives just like other animals.”
Companion animals aren’t the only ones who feel and express joy, gratitude, love and happiness at the chance of a new life free from harm.