Behind the Scenes of Farm Sanctuary’s Incredible Pig Rescue

Photo credit: Molly Wald / Best Friends Animal Society

Farm Sanctuary’s Tricia Barry shares with us the extraordinary story of the large-scale pig rescue that occurred in the midst of the Midwestern United States’ flood disaster. A testament to their incredible courage and industriousness, pigs from Iowa’s factory farms fought the elements in truly perilous conditions. Those who were not killed by bullets, drowning, or hunger continued to starve as their skin burned under a blistering sun.

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary and other animal organizations waged an emergency effort that was both a considerable technical and organizational achievement. Tune in for a gripping rendition of the events, including the logistics behind the rescue and the stories about the individual pigs who survived and who are now recovering in at the Sanctuary’s New York shelter. Additionally, Barry provides insight into negotiating within a deeply agricultural state that was faced with a monumental crisis.

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