Meet Lagatha. ☺️
A sweet Mama of 3 and her husband who are members of one of my lifestyle groups on here witnessed this little cutie (only 9lbs.) fall off the back of a semi on its way to a slaughterhouse a few weeks ago. She was piled on top of hundreds of other piglets just like her and they watched as she crawled her way through one of the air holes and fell a very long way to the highway.
She was so terrified that she didn’t move, wiggle, or even scream when her husband quickly got out of their car and picked her up.
Neither of them had ever cared for a pig before (and consumed ‘bacon’ almost daily), but nothing stopped them from immediately pulling over and rescuing her before getting run over on the highway.
They took her to the vet the next day and after having a long talk with the vet, decided to adopt her.
After attaching quickly, the husband and wife decided to look up readily available footage of the local slaughter house in their area to see what pigs actually endure prior to being processed for industry. They started with the epic: “Earthlings” (a real and *extremely graphic* look into the 8 main slaughterhouses in the US that are responsible for nearly 90% of the country’s ‘meat’ consumption) and 30 minutes in decided they could never ever contribute to the madness again.
She writes, “I started doing more and more research on what‘s going on in this country and watched some great YouTube videos and other easier-to-stomach documentaries on Netflix. I was in complete shock at what I had been putting in my body. Nothing but unimaginable cruelty, death, and disease from the moment these animals are bred to the time they’re processed. How had I been kept in the dark for so long? I guess I always assumed it was probably bad but really never gave it much thought whatsoever.” (I can relate to this feeling a hundred fold.)
Lagatha now lives the life of luxury, loving her soft bed, watching movies, running around with the family pups, getting belly rubs, and meeting new people.
“I wish people got as excited about a pig or cow being rescued as they do about a dog or cat at their local shelter. Our thinking has been disturbingly conditioned and we’re finally so aware of it. It’s a strange world we’ve created.”
I’m so grateful when I come across testimonies like these and the opportunity to meet so many like-minded people like Lagatha’s family through these groups. A much need break from the cruelty and a glimmer of hope that maybe one day (hopefully in my lifetime!) things will be different and people, more compassionate – or at the very least a little more humble and a little less resistant to the facts.
I wonder how many of us would still contribute to this mindless and disgusting industry that does absolutely nothing but harm to our personal and generational health, our planet, and these sweet little souls God entrusted to our care if we actually had to follow our meals all the way down the highway first.
While I understand that there are still groups of people in the world who rely on [hunting] wild animals for actual survival in and out of seasons , I am so not one of those people.
I’m so grateful not to be disconnected anymore and to be able to truly call myself an animal lover now.
Meet Lagatha. ☺️