A happy story: a girl saved a pig from the hands of butchers WikiPet.ru
Master Julian, an unusual pig with a very happy fate, was rescued from the hands of a butcher by an American non-governmental organization for saving animals in Vietnam. He was stuck in a cramped basket on a motorcycle, which was passing by the shelter, where the educational program for students from all over the world was taking place. One of them, Catherine, shared Julian’s story with the internet.
Master Julian and his two sisters were only 4 weeks old, and they were taken to a farm where they would be raised for meat. They were scared and hid their faces in a basket.
When I wrapped Julian in a blanket to pick him up and save him from an unenviable fate, I tried to explain to the women who sold him to me that I was a vegan and did not eat pigs. Of course, they only laughed with such a strange American.
Unfortunately, I could not pick up all three piglets.
Since then, he and I have been inseparable. Julian slept in my bed until he grew up so that he just couldn't jump on her anymore. Then I built him a large barn, which he then shared with another rescued pig.
It was very difficult to raise. I've never met such smart, stubborn animals, and even on my mind. Julian squealed the loudest, protesting against taking a bath, opened all the doors (including the refrigerator), could eat and spoil everything that seemed inedible and indestructible.
Despite the stereotype that pigs eat everything you give them, Julian was very, very picky about food. He could refuse to eat fruits or vegetables, which he had eaten yesterday by both cheeks.
Although raising a 250-pound teenager is not an easy task, he is the kindest creature I have ever seen. Julian considers our elderly Chihuahua authority, is friends with the cat and still thinks that he is a pocket pig, scratching his face on people. If you do not hold tight at this moment, then he may turn you over. And he enters into a conversation with people, making sounds of agreement or disagreement.
It is hard and sad to recall that he was saved, roughly speaking, on the way to the plate. Instead of growing into the smartest sociable creature, they would have simply been chewed and forgotten for a long time.
I am often asked if pigs are really as smart as science says. It's hard to answer for sure, but Julian is really just smart. Sometimes it seems to me that he feels people who eat meat. He looks at them so penetratingly that he seems to be mesmerizing so that they can no longer look at the plate without remembering his smart eyes. Some of our visitors, looking at our shelter, by the way, have already decided to stop eating meat.
But, of course, do not forget that Julian is not a toy, but a big wayward animal. Sometimes he reminds of it himself. One day after a long day at the veterinary clinic, I came to the barn to relax and chat with Julian.Not paying attention to the fact that he was very dissatisfied with the fact that I turned on the light when he was already sleeping, I still went to him for hugs. And suddenly he rose to his feet in exasperation, while accidentally striking me in the face with his face.
That evening I got 20 stitches inside and out of my face, supporting my injured cheek. Now I will always feel fear when I hug him and kiss him, but still I continue to do so (already with permission!).
Now the farm is closing due to insufficient funding. Veterinary clinic is no longer working. Therefore, we are moving to Europe, where veterinarians are available and you can lead a more relaxed and healthy life.
Pigs fly on planes! This will prove to Julian, although it will be a complex and very expensive process, and the first case of a pig flying from Vietnam, but it is worth it. I’m ready for anything for the sake of my animals.
Translated for WikiPet.