For those of you who know me, y’all know I’m a major gamer. I also love pigs, natch’. So, I totally geeked out today when I saw this adorable little 30 second video by Farm Sanctuary that shows how intelligent pigs are:
Many of you may not know how insanely smart pigs are. They are hellah/wicked smart, yo! They can play video games with a joystick, work a computer mouse, understand how to use mirrors to check out their surroundings, and are super sensitive. They love snuggles and they are masters at manipulating people and other animals when it comes to food.
I don’t like comparing animals to humans, or talking in terms of what we think of as intelligence as a means to justify my belief that they shouldn’t be commodified, however, I don’t see how someone could learn that pigs can play video games and not at least have the tiniest moment of pause. Maybe I’m overly optimistic, but as a vegan in a non-vegan world, optimism is a necessity.
For those of you who love comics, one of my favorites, The Oatmeal, did one on The 5 Reasons Pigs Are More Awesome Than You.