Suínos reprodutores são mantidos em condições horríveis e sofrem terrivelmente durante toda a sua vida. Fazendas industriais podem manter até 10.000 porcas em pequenos engradados de gestação separados, que são frequentemente pouco mais de 30 cm maior do que eles, deixando-os sem lugar para se moverem. Manter porcos desta forma permite que eles sejam usados para reprodução sucessiva sob estas condições estressantes e neste ambiente horrível.
Princesa, uma porca vietnamita de 14 anos, sofreu em uma situação terrível como esta por mais de uma década. Ela foi mantida em uma baia escura, onde só se reproduziu e não fez nada além de dar à luz ao longo dos anos. Ela nunca viu a luz do sol, nunca sentiu um toque gentil e nem sequer tinha um nome antes de seu resgate. Inevitavelmente, sua saúde mental diminuiu, e quando ela recentemente deu à luz 12 leitões, matou oito deles. O fazendeiro que manteve Princesa nessas condições terríveis conhece Caitlin Cimini, fundadora da organização Rancho Relaxo, que muitas vezes lhe pediu para deixá-la salvar Princesa. Ele finalmente permitiu sua saída após este trágico incidente quando ficou claro que Princesa não podia mais ajudá-lo a ganhar dinheiro.
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This rescue was 6+ years in the making. I begged for the farmer to surrender her anytime I was there and he refused because she gave birth over and over and over – which made him money. It wasn’t until the other day while we were there rescuing Pistachio that he agreed. Why? Because she killed her babies and she had grown old. Maybe she killed them because she is blind and couldn’t see them. Maybe she killed them because she’s depressed. I remember the first time I ever saw this beautiful girl. She was in the same exact dark stall that we rescued her from yesterday. She has never been outside. She has never been given a name. She has never been given a treat. She has never been loved. As she was loaded into our ambulance (Rancho mobile), the look on her face was obvious to me – confusion. It was surreal for me to see her leaving that place. It was a similar feeling as the moment I drove Girlfriend off of the hellhole she some from. Years in the making. Promises that I thought were going to be broken. What an incredible day. @arthursacres will be taking this senior babe under their care and spoiling her until her final day on this planet. She already has a pink stall. We also rescued three rabbits who were literally going to be fed to a woman’s dogs and @hhhhfarmrescue will be caring for them. A lot of people keep asking if Pistachio and his mother will be reunited and although I wish every situation could unfold like a blissful Disney movie, it’s just not the reality of rescue. Pistachio has already been in quarantine for 5 days. We don’t want to reintroduce him to any diseases or bacterias. His mother also killed all of his siblings and almost killed him. We would NEVER risk that. Not even for a second. The most important thing is that they are both safe and happy. Thank you all for your continued support. If it wasn’t for all of you, none of this could ever be possible. Please consider becoming a monthly contributor on Patreon (link in @hispees bio or Patreon.com/boochaces)! I will be putting up exclusive Pistachio content over there for you all to enjoy! ❤️
Quando Cimini encontrou Princesa em sua condição com apenas um porquinho sobrevivente (um se afogou em uma tigela de água e dois eram natimortos), sabia que tinha que salvar o leitão. Além de estar em situação de saúde mental angustiante, a mamãe porca também tem necessidades especiais (ela é cega). Portanto, ambos exigiriam muita atenção e cuidados que um santuário não poderia dar a eles. Felizmente, o Rancho Relaxo entrou em contato com o Arthur’s Acres Sanctuary, que soube que eles também tinham que ajudar.
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Let the healing begin ❤️ first and foremost this is not about us and it never will be. This is about her happiness and her feeling like she is safe . We would never force ourselves on any animal. Right now it just trying to build trust and let her know that human interaction is not bad and does not end in pain. I was in her stall for a half hour before I even spoke a word . I need Princess to know that my smell and my voice are good and no harm will come only treats and love. It breaks my heart to know she has probably never tasted fruit or greens. Everyday I will go in with her and make sure she knows that I will never hurt her and our interactions will always come with treats and a loving presence . Please consider becoming a Patreon to help support Princess’s and others like her long term care. Link is in our profile #pigslove #veganfortheanimals #potbellypigs #teamkatniss #adoptdontshop #someonenotsomething #princess #arthursacres #sanctuary #love #respect #noanimalsharmed #friendsnotfood #withusnotforus
Arthur’s Acres está dando a Princesa o amor e a atenção que ela precisa. A equipe até mesmo deu a ela esse nome precioso. Enquanto isso, Pistachio, o único suíno sobrevivente, vai muito bem no Rancho Relaxo! Ele aprendeu a usar a caixa de areia no seu segundo dia, reorganizou sozinho seu chiqueirinho e se comunica excelentemente.
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Dearest little Pistachio, You are 11 days old today. 11 days old! You have made it over a week under my care. I am not your mother but I do my best. You see, your mother was kept in a pitch black stall for 10 years – used and abused. She eventually went blind and became so stressed out that she refused to care for you and your siblings – which resulted in their untimely deaths. It was not her fault. I hope you understand that. I picked you up, the last one standing, and took you to a safe place. Do not worry! Your mother is safe as well – at @arthursacres. I watched you teach yourself how to use your litter box on your second day of life. I watched you flop over on my hand to fall asleep so I could not go into the other room. I watched you rearrange your playpen the way that you wanted it. And I always pay attention when you speak to me using the only language you know – which is your own. At just a few days old, you learned how to communicate with me through words in the form of breaths, grunts and whispers. You are so brilliant. Although you are so special to me, there are over 120 million farm piglets born every year who will grow up in filthy conditions – only to be murdered for food. You are so lucky you will never know that fate. You are so lucky to never have to deal with what your mother had to endure for a full decade. You are very blessed to have fallen under the care of Rancho Relaxo because in many other circumstances, you would have been looked at as disposable. I know you are going to have so many questions – like, “Why do humans hate us?” and “What did we do to deserve this?” Just know that some of us humans are trying so hard to make this world better for sentient beings like yourself. And other humans, who are just not there yet on their journey, are following your journey and visiting sanctuaries because they care enough to learn. For that, I am personally grateful. One day, this world will be a beautiful one to live in for all pigs – not just the lucky ones. ❤️
Estamos muito contentes que haja um final feliz em vista para estes porcos. Pistachio nunca conhecerá o tipo de sofrimento que sua mãe suportou, e Princesa viverá outra vida em segurança e paz que ela nunca conheceu antes. Somos gratos que santuários como Rancho Relaxo e Arthur’s Acres existam para salvar as vidas destes animais que merecem algo muito melhor do que o tratamento que recebem por causa da indústria alimentícia.
Para mais informações maravilhosas sobre porcos, veja estes artigos: Dez Razões fenomenais para amar porcos, Oito coisas que você nunca soube que porcos AMAM fazer, e A incrível lição que nós todos podemos aprender com o fazendeiro que decidiu parar de matar animais.
Por Sharon Vega / Tradução de Fátima C G Maciel
Fonte: One Green Planet