Pigs are among the most intelligent animals and have an exceptional capacity for learning.
Since pigs cannot sweat, they like to take mud baths on hot days to cool down. As social beings, they live in larger groups. A sow will only go into seclusion shortly before giving birth and build a nest. Learn more facts about pigs and the animal welfare issues they face on a daily basis.
In intensive pig farming, these animals cannot act out their natural behaviors. Their basic needs such as body care, social interaction, their instinct to explore, desire to root for food and build nests, are suppressed. The consequence is severe physical and psychological damage.