11 Pigs That Will Help You Quit Bacon

It’s no secret America has a love affair with bacon. From burgers to pizzas and even dessert, it seems bacon is always an optional add-on. However, perhaps because you’ve found out that bacon increases your chance of dying young by 44 percent and pollutes the air and waterways in a major way, or because you want to lose a few pounds, you have decided to ditch bacon.

Fantastic! To help your cause we could remind you of the horrid way in which bacon is made or tell you that pigs are extremely smart and loving animals, but, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. These 15 Instagram accounts feature piglets, potbelly pigs, micro pigs and pigs with dog best friends. It’s all too adorable and seeing these faces is the perfect antidote for a bacon addiction.

1. Esther The Wonder Pig


The first lady of internet piggy stardom, Esther the wonder pig is one lovable 500 pound lady. Her guardians got her as a baby when they were told she was a micro pig but she kept on growing and growing. Instead of giving her away, the whole family then moved away from the city into a farm in Canada and started the Happily Ever Esther Sanctuary. The account features Esther’s day-to-day life with her new rescued friends, many naps and fabulous winter outfits.

2. Priscilla and Poppleton


Priscilla and Poppleton, or Prissy and Pop for the ones familiar with the duo, are a brother and sister pair of micro pigs living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. They share sometimes matching and sometimes complementary outfits, travel in a stroller and go to school every day with their guardian who teaches first grade.

3. Mr. Bacon the Pig Star


If you want to put a face in bacon, here’s your chance. This mini pig named Mr. Bacon from Cancun, Mexico, fits into a cat bed, plays in the sand, watches the sunset and hangs out with his dog friend, Mila.

4. Diego Mini Pig


Another pig living the good tropical life in the Caribbean, Diego has three “dog bros” — Luca, Emilia and Manolo — with whom he shares a bed, play time and many cuddles.

5. American Pet Pig Association


For a variety of pig cuteness, the American Pet Pig Association is the account to follow. Featuring pet pigs of all sizes and colors, the APPA features a pig of the day, which is bound to become a part of your routine.

6. Chatty the Big Pink Pig


Chatty was in a TV commercial with her sister in New Zealand when her guardians fell in love and adopted her. Now she lives with them in a farm with chickens and goats where she naps in the sun, eats vegan pizza and enjoys her fair amount of cuddles.

7. Dear Chochino


Chochino is a Spanish mini pig living with a vegan family in Madrid. She has been featured in the pages of Glamour Spain next to some Dolce & Gabbana shoes, and likes to sleep in bubble wrap and take baths.

8. Pumpernickel


You’ve seen animals smiling for photos before, but Pumpernickel does it for every single one. This tiny and adorable man has a powerful oink and loves to hang under his blankets and run around the grass while wearing a sweater.

9. Brimley the Pig


Brimley lives in Queen Creek, Ariz., where he is always amazing his guardian with his carefree and carpe diem lifestyle. Whether he is blowing bubbles in the pool, sleeping on a pile of leaves or doing circles while begging for food, this guy is always inspirationally happy.

10. Bacon and Zeus


Bacon started out a micro pig but then grew to be almost the size of his buddy, Zeus, a Cane Corso. Living in Vancouver Island, Bacon gets to enjoy the outdoors, and when indoors he sleeps under his favorite Winnie the Pooh blanket.

11. Uminyolo


Umi is a 10-year-old potbelly pig living in Japan who has no idea just how big she is. This big girl loves to sleep and after seeing her all wrapped up in her bed, you’ll never look at a pig in a blanket the same way again.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Esther The Wonder Pig


Marie W
Marie W11 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Leanne K
Leanne Kabout a year ago

These lucky guys are the envy of literally billions!

Gerald L
Gerald Labout a year ago

Who has ever witnessed a tape worm crawling out of a dogs ass? And you think it’s cool to keep pigs in the house as pets. Believe me, transmission does not have to be just by eating pork. Why are there Care2 articles warning not to let your cat sleep in your bed. The Medical case of the young woman was on TV today.

The worms that invade your brain - CNN.com
Jan 20, 2015 - The tapeworm has a complicated life cycle through which it infects ... The most common form of brain tapeworm is the pork tapeworm -- Taenia solium. ... form has worse consequences as the younger worms can migrate to …

Worm Removed From Woman's Brain - ABC News
An Arizona woman says she's feeling good, a little more than a week after ... the parasite got into her system three years ago, when she ate a pork taco while on a visit to ... Later, doctors determined she had a parasitic worm in her brain and it had ... It can be transmitted by infected food prepared by someone who has not ...

Cyndi B
Cyndi Babout a year ago

so do you seriously think suggesting people follow a breeders organization is the best way to help them make the connection between production pigs and pet pigs? Not to mention, that particular organization has a BOARD member who posts dead pigs on her own FB page. Why don't y'all list credible sources when you are suggesting organizations to follow and learn from?????

bob Petermann
bob Petermannabout a year ago

Thanks for the info.

Marija M
Marija Mabout a year ago


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Theresa Cabout a year ago

I will never ever eat a pig,their just to cute and I'm vegetarian.

Nerudo Chigubu
Nerudo Chigubuabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing!

Past Member
Past Member about a year ago

I love my Tallulah. She is by my side everyday and night. Check her out on Instagram. @totally_tallulah_thepig

Darla G
Darla Gabout a year ago

As I was driving home on the interstate yesterday I saw a semi that was partially full of smaller pigs and I started crying. The semi was driving 70 mph and I know the pigs were cold as it was a chilly day. I'm sure they were scared and hungry and thirsty too. I cried for a good while after passing the semi.