He was rescued from an illegal slaughterhouse in Wales.
Where he was starved and treated brutally.
To survive he ate the entrails of others, cannibalised, ate bits of cars...all to stay alive! (he's in the picture below, can you see him?)
The slaughterhouse was raided by authorities, all of the animals removed. But the #53pigs were taken to a Defra Isolation Unit....👇
They were instantly condemned, a court order was served on them.
The order was a destruction order. They were a 'public health' risk, unfit for human consumption. They were labled as diseased due to eating other beings, causing a zoonotic disease...TSE, a swine version of BSE👇
This is 30 of the #53pigs. These pigs are so incredibly lucky! They have made it through the following challenges on their lives -
🐖Starvation in an illegal slaughterhouse
🐖Avoiding slaughter in a illegal slaughterhouse
🐖Defra Disease Destruction Order
🐖Too aggressive 👇
🐖 Too aggressive, unsafe to live
🐖 In agreement with Defra, pigs must not be moved again.
🐖 Land & facility we use withdrawn and our notice given.
🐖 A risk Defra would insist on slaughter rather than allowing us to relocate them.
🐖 The only option acceptable to Defra is 👇
🐖 for them to be relocated to our own land. But we have only a little land & no facilities.
🐖 Urgent large scale fencing, temporary set up & start of ground works & barn build!
🐷 Defra sign off temporary set up! The pigs come home to the sanctuaries own land! 💖
🐖 Boars 👇
I run this sanctuary, I don't go out, I don't go on holiday, I don't have a day off, I don't buy luxury items, I did buy a gift for someones 50th Birthday, from my own money. I also use my own money to support the sanctuary, thousands of pounds over the years. I live in a caravan
I don't even have a proper toilet. Only I have access to sanctuary funds. Our Patron, has his own money that he uses to live his own life. I don't send DMs asking people to donate, I don't tweet disrespectful tweets, I have no control over what other people say or tweet.
I am incredibly grateful to everyone that supports, donates, likes or retweets. Amazing people that offer their support, both to the Sanctuary & to me personally. We do everything we can to save as many animals as possible and to advocate for veganism. We will continue to do so.