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A Toast to Pigs!

A Toast to Pigs!

Pigs are friends, not food, and on July 15, we invite you to celebrate and honor these social, intelligent, playful, and sensitive individuals. If given the chance, pigs will reveal their unique personalities. They may also roll over for a belly rub. You can’t spend an afternoon with a pig and walk away without feeling like you have a new best friend.

Jasmine gets a belly rub

Jasmine gets a belly rub

If you’re like most people though, you haven’t had an opportunity to interact with pigs like Amelia, Mary Francis, Jasmine, Nadine or Mario. If you had, you would have realized how friendly and intelligent these animals are. Perhaps, you would have called Amelia’s name to see her come trampling toward you, faster than you ever thought a pig could run. If it were a hot day, you might have seen Mario sleeping in a wallow where the mud cooled his skin and acted like natural sunscreen. Or, if it were lunchtime, you might have heard the loud racket and squeals of joy that go along with a pig’s favorite activity…eating!

Unfortunately, few pigs enjoy these natural pleasures as compared to the billions that are “grown” to feed humans. These amazing creatures, whose intelligence is thought to surpass that of dogs and even 3-year-old children, live cruel and tortured lives. In the name of pork chops, pork belly, pork tenderloin, hot dogs, and our biggest obsession…bacon, pigs endure a level of suffering from birth to death that no compassionate person would find acceptable. Do you really want your choices to support such a system when there are so many delicious cruelty-free alternatives?

On behalf of all the pigs who call Catskill Animal Sanctuary home and all the others who aren’t as fortunate, we invite you to celebrate with us and enjoy an abundant vegan BBQ feast, educational activities for all ages, and because pigs can be a little feisty in the food line, we’ve arranged for a special feeding as part of the day’s events: they’ll dine on one their favorite summertime treats–WATERMELON!

Come meet our pigs, celebrate the extraordinariness of Amelia, Mary Francis, Jasmine, Nadine, Mario, and all pigs, and acknowledge them as distinct individuals who have every right to their lives. Tickets are limited, and include food and activities for the day. Get yours today!

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