Watch Bacon Lovers Meet an Adorable Piglet for the First Time

Have you watched the Buzzfeed video of bacon lovers meeting a piglet for the first time yet? If not, now’s your chance:

What do you think? Is this video in good taste (pun definitely not intended)? Perhaps the better question is: Do you think that the bacon lovers featured in the video, and those watching, swooned their way to a pork-free future, or was it just a fleeting moment that will have no impact on their dietary decisions moving forward?

Here’s what one viewer (lolipopscandy62) had to say, commenting to Buzzfeed:

“This will make no difference to those people. You should have, after they saw what these adorable little creatures really are, slaughtered and cooked them, and then conducted your taste test. I know it sounds really crazy and harsh, but if they’re able to eat bacon after that then more power to them.”

Interesting idea, but extremely morbid. Then again, so are standard pork industry practices.

Finding reasons not to eat pork is easy, but of course it’s up to each person to decide for him or herself what’s for dinner.

The “it” saying for foodies seems to be, “everything is better with bacon,” and yet “the other white meat” is the result of pain and suffering endured by animals that are as intelligent as a 3-year-old child.

Most Care2 members are well aware of the suffering pork industry pigs are forced to endure. Just recently we told you about an undercover investigation which brought to light horrific cruelty to pigs at the hands of the nation’s fourth largest pork producer, raising more concerns about industry practices and its ongoing and systemic animal abuse.

Footage taken by an investigator for Last Chance for Animals (LCA) revealed thousands of mother pigs confined to gestation crates too small for them to turn around in for their entire lives.

“Workers were seen gassing terrified piglets, violently handling downers who were too sick or hurt to walk on their own by hitting, kicking, stabbing and dragging them, along with leaving sick pigs with serious illnesses and injuries to suffer for weeks and slowly die with no intervention, among other serious abuses.”

PETA claims, “On any given day in the U.S., there are more than 65 million pigs on factory farms, and 110 million are killed for food each year.”

While it’s important to share the realities of just how harsh the pig industry is, I think the video of bacon lovers interacting with a cute piglet is pretty great. The cuteness draws people to watch it, and it gets the message across without turning people off.

One thing I hope this video doesn’t do is convince people to spontaneously run out and buy a cute little micro pig. Don’t even get me started about why, in most cases, that’s a terrible idea. (If you are considering, at the very least read this first.)

Bacon is not something that should be laughingly bonded over between carnivores. It comes from the pain and suffering of animals that are both smart and cognizant. So if you ask me, there should be talks of video sequels — burger lovers meeting a calf, goat shawarma fans cuddling up to a kid, and so on.

Will this Buzzfeed video make a difference in the lives of farmed pigs? Well, over two million people have watched it thus far, so that’s something, and I know from experience that pork lovers can be swayed. Just ask my friend Chris, or Esther the Wonder Pig’s dads Steve and Derek.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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810 comments

Jerome S
Jerome S3 months ago

thanks

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Jerome S
Jerome S3 months ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Dagmara W
Dagmara W8 months ago

Oh my god! very sweet!

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Dagmara W
Dagmara W8 months ago

Oh my god! very sweet!

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Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for the article.

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Shelley Parsons
Shelley Parsons1 years ago

After reading a bunch of comments on this article, I once again have to ask myself why some people bother to read them and then get into the nasty fights back and forth. If you hate vegans and vegetarians, why do you bother to even come to the articles about it and then make ugly comments. You can only expect to find that people who ARE vegan or vegetarian don't much appreciate being told that they're stupid, etc. I mean, really, why bother?

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Mark Donner
Mark Donner1 years ago

Actually the ugly overpopulated hairless human excuse for an ape has no rights on Planet Earth.. PERIOD. They have forfeited all rights even though they claim they have them, and should be grateful for every breath of oxygen planet Earth and its superior non human life forms has donated to them. Useless destructive humanity.. don't send for whom the bell tools.. it tolls for thee.

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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus1 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

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