10 Pictures of Piglets That Will Melt Your Heart

Editor’s note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on July 11, 2014. Enjoy!

Most piglets grow up in dark, dirty and cramped conditions on factory farms where they are slaughtered for pork at just three to six months old.

They never get to experience the joys of piglethood, which involves play fighting, mudbathing, and snuggling up to mom, and their lives are hidden from the public, which means very few people make the connection that these intelligent, loving and incredible individuals want to live and don’t want to end up on someone’s plate.

Everyone should have the opportunity to witness piglets living free and happy, so get ready to meet some of the cutest little piggies in the whole world:

Photo Credit: Farm Sanctuary

Just hours after being rescued from a factory farm where she was brutally abused, Julia gave birth to this beautiful bunch of piglets at Farm Sanctuary.

Born at Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary, these precious piglets love nothing more than tucking into a big feast of fresh watermelon.

Photo Credit: Gaia Sanctuary

Rescued from a severe case of animal abuse in Spain, Palma gave birth to six gorgeous babies, one of which you can see here as he trots around discovering the world on his own terms.

Is there anything cuter than a piglet pileup? This handsome bunch from Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary are dreaming about their future which is guaranteed to be filled with lots of love and cuddles.

Photo Credit: Wings of Heart

Hanging out with his friend, brave Ricky waits for news about the septic arthritis in his leg which was left untreated at the factory farm from which he was rescued.

Photo Credit: Wishing Well

After leaping from a moving truck on the way to the slaughterhouse, Yoda was taken in by Wishing Well sanctuary and now even has his very own Twitter feed!

Photo Credit: Animal Place

Born at a petting zoo, these three cuties were unexpected and subsequently unwanted. Luckily they found their way to Animal Place where they were anointed with the names Rudy, Magpie and Georgina Grace Wiggle Bottom.

Photo Credit: PIGS Animal Sanctuary

This little guy was one of many piglets that arrived in a box on the doorstep of PIGS Animal Sanctuary because they had lost their mother and their previous owner stated that they couldn’t bottle feed them all.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Mendez

Sold on the side of the road to a family that was told she was a pot bellied pig, when it became obvious she wasn’t (and that she would grow to be 800 lbs) Sophie was no longer wanted. She now lives at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.

Photo Credit: Little Oaks Sanctuary

Tiger and Timmy are the two piglets behind the creation of Little Oaks Sanctuary. Here they are exploring the great outdoors and basking in the warm sunshine.

Have you ever had the pleasure of meeting any special little piggies? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments below.

412 comments

Fredrik Lundgren

Cute

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Fredrik Lundgren

Cute piglets

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ERIKA S
ERIKA S3 days ago

lovely photos,thank you

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Fred C
Fred Campbell4 days ago

8-)

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ERIKA S
ERIKA S4 days ago

lovely photos,thank you

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heather g
heather g4 days ago

At least a very few escape to the normality of freedom, sunshine and companionship.

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Marija M
Marija M5 days ago

:) tks

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Jaime J
Jaime J5 days ago

Thank you

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Tanya W
Tanya W5 days ago

Gorgeous 🐷🐖🐖

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rita uljee
rita uljee5 days ago

all of them ,..gorgeous animals thanks for the pictures.

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