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Pig Who Escaped Fate of Slaughter House Blows Rescuers Away with Artistic Ability

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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.”

Many people enjoy having pigs as pets, and NBC News reported that they’re some of the cleanest animals around, despite their bad rap for rolling in the mud to stay cool.

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!

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Pigcasso was rescued in May 2016. Since then she’s been living it up at Farm Sanctuary SA (South Africa) where’s she’s led quite the enriching existence.

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.”

Have you ever seen such an intelligent pig?

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.

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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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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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