About think Differently About
Sheep in religion and mythology
Sheep in Art
Help Our Sheep
Animal Rights and Why they Matter
Sentience in Farm Animals
Farm Animal Facts
Why Animals matter:
A Religious and Philosophical perspective
Animals in art
Portrait Gallery: Animals do Not
all Look the Same
Links: Action You Can Take
A Memorial to Sooty
A Memorial to Joey
A Memorial To Patch
Photograph Gallery: Beautiful
When it comes to
having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel
pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a
This webpage is part of a series that I hope will
portray the fact that farm animals, just like any other
animal, are beautiful creatures. Few people, even those
who call themselves animal lovers, really appreciate
what beautiful creatures pigs are both physically and
mentally. Look at the peaceful photo of the two little
pigs lying side by side, aren't they just adorable.
Underneath all the mud and muck is a personality, an
intelligent friendly creature much like your cat or dog,
an animal who given the opportunity will interact much
in same way. In fact pigs
are more intelligent than dogs.
sentient beings, look at the pictures below and try to
see these creatures, who are often most despised, as the truly
beautiful beings they are.
None of the photographs below belong to this website.
They all have a creative commons or similar license or
are for free use but with some conditions. Please check
out the links at the end for the original photographs, for
licenses or conditions.
Regrettably some of the photographs were taken at zoos
nonetheless despite this undesirable aspect the
photographs show how delightful pigs are, even in less
than optimum circumstances. This website is of course
opposed to the exploitation of any animal in any
circumstance, and while I appreciate and thank the owner
for his or her
generosity in allowing their photograph to be included
in the creative commons licensing system, this website
does not necessarily support the circumstances in which
it was taken, nor is responsible for the
content of any of the linked web sites below from where
the photographs were acquired.
There is a
scarcity of photographs of pigs. It has been enormously
difficult to acquire photographs as few people, even
those concerned with animal rights, have granted a
creative commons license for their photographs.
Why have I
not been able to include our own photographs of pigs?
visitors to the website know that most of the sheep,
cattle and other photographs where taken by my husband
and myself. The sad fact is that it is virtually
impossible to photograph pigs as nearly all farmed pigs
here in the UK are factory farmed.
facts about the cruelty of factory farming pigs
including confining them in windowless sheds in crates
where they cannot turn round or lie down :
remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to
man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see
Rosebud with her Baby _Credit
Photo: (c) 2008 by Wanda Embar, Vegan Peace. Picture
taken at Farm Sanctuary*1)
c) 2008 by Wanda Embar, Vegan Peace. Picture
taken at Farm Sanctuary.*1)
But for the sake of some little mouthful of meat, we
deprive a soul of the sun and light, and of that
proportion of life and time it had been born into the
world to enjoy.
Seneca 8 BC.-AD. 65
often sleep side by side
on the graphic below to see a larger image