Did you know that March 1 is National Pig Day? Many people don't realize it, but pigs are smarter than dogs and are just as happy as a pup when they get a good belly rub or a scratch behind the ear. They're very curious, social beings and we are thrilled and honored to have Liza the Pig as part of The Herbivorous Butcher's family!
In January, we received our sponsor certificate for Liza through Farm Sanctuary. Liza was rescued from a pig farm when she was still in the womb; she and her 15 piglet siblings were born at the Farm Sanctuary New York Shelter a mere 8 hours after their mother Julia arrived. Click here to read their full story.
(Julia and her piglets shortly after being rescued)
Liza is all grown up now and loves hanging out with her sister Maggie. If you've never seen a happy pig before, take a look at these photos.
We also sponsor a Jersey Giant Rooster named Richard, but we'll celebrate him in his own post at a later date (click here to read about him). Today is for Liza, Maggie and all of the other wonderful pigs out there.
You can sponsor an animal at Farm Sanctuary, too! Click here to learn more.
Thank you to our friends at Farm Sanctuary for helping us out with the photos and updates!