Pigs are among the most intelligent animals and have an exceptional capacity for learning. As social beings, they live in larger groups. Since pigs cannot sweat, they like to take mud baths on hot days in order to cool down. A sow will only go into seclusion shortly before giving birth and build a nest. She suckles her piglets for some 15 weeks – if left in peace. However, sadly the majority of pigs in Germany suffer under intensive farming.

Worth knowing about pigs

10 Facts about Pigs

Did you know that pigs like to cuddle?

Free range pigs enjoying the mud

A Natural Day in the Life of a Pig

Rooting, rolling, wallowing – how pigs would like to live

Schwein in einem Stall

Mutilation of Pigs

Animals are adapted to the farm environment, instead of vice versa

Happy pig


has been working for decades to improve conditions of farm animals

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