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Pigs Use Tools Just Like You

Pigs may be more intelligent than originally thought, as they have been spotted using tools. According to a study published in the journal Mammalian Biology, Visayan warty pigs -- a critically endangered species native to...
Fiona Apple Just Wrote a Sort-Of Vegan Pig Song for ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Fiona Apple Just Wrote a Sort-Of Vegan Pig Song for ‘Bob’s Burgers’

American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple performed a song for the closing credits of the "Bob's Burgers" Halloween special last Sunday. The animated sitcom regularly features celebrity guests, and vegan musician Apple is the latest to...
Sonoma County Fair Replaced Cruel Pig Wrangling Tradition With Slippery Watermelons

County Fair Replaced Cruel Pig Wrangling Tradition With Slippery Watermelons

Sonoma County Fair replaced the cruel tradition of children wrangling piglets for fun with watermelons. The 83-year-old fair, which took place earlier this month, previously featured the "pig scramble," an event where a group of...
This Rescue Pig Named ‘Pigcasso’ Will Paint Your Portrait

This Rescue Pig Named ‘Pigcasso’ Will Paint Your Portrait

Are the walls of your home feeling a little bare? Are they in need of some captivating art to liven them up? Perhaps you're after a classic Van Gogh, or a Warhol, or maybe...
Facial Recognition Technology Developed to Improve Pigs' Lives

Facial Recognition Technology Developed to Improve Pigs’ Lives

In a bid to improve animal welfare on farms, scientists are using facial recognition technology to help determine the emotional state of pigs. The project is taking place at Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) Pig Research...
Esther the 'Wonder Pig' Beat Cancer With Help From Thousands of Fans and a Few Vegan Cupcakes

Pig Beats Cancer With Help From 1,000s of Fans (and a Few Vegan Cupcakes)

There are vegan Instagram celebrities -- and then, there's Esther. The not-so-micro pig adopted by Canadian couple Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins grew to over 600 pounds. Not only did Esther force Walter and Jenkins...

Oatly Plans to Turn Oat Residue Into Renewable Energy Instead of Pig Feed

Major vegan milk brand Oatly has revealed it will find alternatives to selling its oat residue to pig farms. One solution could be to turn the residue into renewable energy, according to a statement released...
Meal Kit Company Blue Apron to Ditch Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs

Meal Kit Company Blue Apron to Ditch Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs

New York-based meal kit company Blue Apron has pledged to cut gestation and farrowing crates from its supply chain. In its June statement to investors on Animal Welfare, the company said it has a...
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Swine Fever Causes Pork Shares to Drop Over 10 Percent

Shares of the world's largest pork processor WH Group have dropped by as much as 11 percent. China's "number 1 butcher" has shut down one of its slaughterhouses due to an outbreak of African swine fever, a...

The UK’s New Bacon Brand by Vegan Cartel Will Give You an Ethical Epiphany...

"Thanks for keeping me alive, bro" are the words printed front and center in the thought bubble of a pig on the packaging of a new vegan bacon. UK-based startup Vegan Cartel just debuted its first ever...
Spain’s Pork Habit Is So Big Pigs Outnumber People by 3.5 Million

Chinese Company Aims to Build 13-Story Intensive ‘Hog Hotels’ Despite All-Time Industry Low

A series of new, multi-story pig-breeding facilities have opened in southern China in a bid to modernize the country's farming sector. Located in Yaji Mountain, privately-owned Chinese agricultural company Guangxi Yangxiang Co Ltd hopes that...
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70% of People Believe Factory Farming Pigs Is Wrong, Finds Survey

Seven out of ten people believe that the conditions of many pigs kept on factory farms are both upsetting and wrong, according to a survey conducted by Voodoo, on behalf of World Animal Protection,...
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World’s Largest Pork Processors Remove All Crammed Gestation Crates

Smithfield Foods inc., the largest pork processor in the world, has finally stopped forcing pregnant sows to inhabit gestation crates so small they can't even turn around. Animal rights activists have fought against this cruel...

9 Reasons Why Pigs are Basically Just Pink Dogs

Despite the thorough and consistent evidence that pigs are more intelligent than dogs and have booming social lives too, dogs are (for the most part) regarded as 'mans best friend'; treated with love and...
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Miley Cyrus Celebrates Vegan Revolution in Heartfelt Instagram Post

Following her award from peta2, Miley Cyrus has taken to Instagram with her heartfelt post expressing her love for the good work that's being done by the vegan movement. Using a picture of her and...

Rainn Wilson Confirms He Went Vegan as He Loves Pigs More Than Bacon

In a recent appearance on an American talk-show Conan, Rainn Wilson reveals he has pet pigs - of whom he loves more than bacon. The Office star's affection thus lead Wilson to adopt a...

Vegan Activist James Aspey to Host Public 5-Day Fast for Animal Freedom

Between December 4th to 9th, a fast and justice camp are set to take place outside Australia's Diamond Valley Pork's slaughterhouse - arranged and hosted by Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV) and outspoken vegan activist,...

Albert Einstein Medical Centre Ban Use of Live Pigs When Training for Emergencies

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has announced the success of a campaign to stop a medical center using live pigs to train emergency medicine residents. The use of pigs to train medical residents...

22% of British Adults Unaware Bacon Comes From a Pig, Surveys Suggest

According to several surveys, at least 22% of the British public are unaware of the fact that bacon comes from a pig. Over the past decade, studies have been reported by several media sites which...

Pig Farmer Closes Down Meat Shop Because “Veganism is the Future”

Yet another individual previously involved in animal agriculture has reached the decision that this is no longer the right thing to do. Gustaf Soderfeldt was a pig-farmer in Sweden and managed a small 'humane' meat...