Pigs are some of the smartest animals around. While Hollywood tends to exaggerate — and pigs can’t really talk — there are aspects of films like Babe or Charlotte’s Web that are closer to the truth than we might think.
Psychology Today calls pigs “cognitively complex” and even “emotional.” Furthermore, “they have unique individual personalities.”
One pig who was saved from the slaughter is proving to be quite the artist. She is lovingly called “Pigcasso” — you won’t believe what she can do!
The sanctuary’s website states that it “serves to instill an awakened connection between farm animals and visitors and aims to inspire a positive change in the way society views and treats farm animals.”
Pigcasso isn’t just an attraction, although visitors do love to see her show off her talents. Her ability to take a brush across a canvas is fascinating.
Joanne Lefson, Pigcasso’s caretaker, told CBS News, “It wasn’t long before she was dancing the brush across the canvas and selling artworks all over the world.”
Lefson told CBS that the paintings are all signed with her snout and made with non-toxic paint. The paintings go to a good cause, too.
Each sale helps give money back to Farm Sanctuary and aids in their mission to rescue other animals like Pigcasso.
Have you ever seen anything like this amazingly talented pig? Her “abstract expressionism” is astounding, but the real work of art is the pig herself.
We love this pig! Maybe someday we’ll even own a Pigcasso original Swatch now that she’s partnered with the watch company. You never know what this pig will do next!
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