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Piglet escapes by leaping from slaughterhouse truck, finds rescue at animal sanctuary : TreeHugger

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Life or Lunch?

piglet in sweater photo

© Wishing Well Sanctuary

Long before this little piglet was even born, his fate seemed sealed. Like hundreds of millions of pigs around the world, his life was predetermined to be a mere commodity as an animal for human consumption. But for this piglet, that all changed as he lept from a moving truck on the way to the slaughterhouse.

Last week, motorists a highway near Quebec watched as the month-old pigsqueezed through a hole in a trailer being pulled down the roadway — a treacherous tumble, to be sure, but one that would ultimately save his life.

According to CBC News , police later found the tiny animal, scuffed up a bit but still alive, and transferred him to local animal control officers. Thanks to a “network of animal lovers” in the area, news of the pink escapee caught the attention of Brenda Bronfman, who runs Wishing Well…

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