Pigs should not be eaten, not because Moses and Mohammed said so, but because they are as intelligent, emotional and loving as your dog.
Recently, many people have fallen for a con: they buy “mini pigs” as pets. They do get very rewarding animal companions — but ones who don’t stay mini. They bought a baby that will grow into a huge person who has no place anywhere but out in the country.
Please read this powerful essay about the problem, by Christian Controneo.
My current work is The Doom Healer series, in which Boris the Pig is the first nonhuman person to join the Metta Team. I didn’t design this, but it’s no accident. Pigs are highly suitable for such a role.
Respect them. Refuse to eat them. And refuse to confine them into a small space designed for humans.