Subject: Animal welfare

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Of all the rare pig breeds, Tamworths are the most closely related to the Forest Pig that roamed  through the oak woods that covered the English countryside at the end of the ice age 10,000 years ago. That’s why Ben and Jemima Goldsmith’s Tamworths thrive so well eating acorns and rooting for grubs in a… continue reading

13. We are facing a crisis of terrying proportions...
13. We are facing a crisis of terrying proportions...

After decades of pumping antibiotics into livestock to compensate for inhumane and disease-inducing conditions, bacteria are now fighting back. A new survey of factory farmed UK pork from supermarkets found that 63% of pork samples were contaminated with antibiotic-resistant E.coli, bacteria that cause life-threatening kidney infections and blood poisoning. Pigs in factory farms are so… continue reading

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Grass Fed beef and lamb are becoming quite common it would seem.  Having 4 stomachs, one in particular called the rumen, helps makes this possible for those animals.  This rumen is something that pigs chickens, turkeys lack.  Its purpose in a cow is to host a mind boggling abundance of beneficial bacteria, which break down… continue reading

Thinking Pigs
Pigs have great memories, particularly when it comes to finding food (as shown from this study at Bristol University)
Pigs have great memories, particularly when it comes to finding food (as shown from this study at Bristol University)

We’ve all heard a little bit about how intelligent pigs are, or even how social they are or how they’re actually among the cleanest of mammals. But recently The Farm Sanctuary released a comprehensive, fascinating and rich portrait of pigs based on Marino and Colvin’s 2015 peer reviewed article Thinking pigs (1). The report has… continue reading