It’s no coincidence that we have a pig on our logo; pigs are a big part of why Cedar Row exists and we currently have 17 resident pigs of all shapes and sizes who call Cedar Row home.
Pigs constantly communicate with each other; they have a wide range of different oinks, grunts and squeals which have distinct meanings that include affection, anger, sadness and fear, just to name a few.
Here are just a few things we have learned over the years about pigs.
Pigs are very peaceful animals, rarely showing aggression.
Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent; they are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.
Pigs are extremely social animals; they form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together.
Unfortunately, almost all of the millions of pigs killed for food in the U.S. & Canada every year are raised on extremely crowded, filthy factory farms. These intelligent, social animals are deprived of natural sunlight and the feel of grass beneath their feet, until the day when they are shoved and prodded onto a truck bound for the slaughterhouse.
Please consider leaving pigs off your plate as pigs are friends, not food.
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