(ANIMAL RESCUE/PIGS/FARM ANIMAL CRUELTY) PETA fieldworkers stumbled upon a horrific site the other week in North Carolina: a mother pig and her seven young piglets living in a hideous pen with no shelter to protect them from the blistering North Carolina sun.
After finding the pigs in disarray, the workers took immediate action. They promptly cleaned up the family and provided them with water, food, and a tarp to help cover them from the sun.
The pigs were owned by elderly couple incapable of giving the animals proper care and resources.
Originally the couple planned on selling the family to a slaughterhouse, but PETA fieldworkers intervened and convinced them to hand the pigs over to PETA.
PETA then brought the family to the Popular Springs Animal Sanctuary in Maryland. For the first time in their lives, these pigs will finally have enough room to roam, clean water, and plenty of healthy food to eat.
— Cara Meyers, exclusive to Global Animal