Chances are good that if you’re reading this blog, you care about animals. In fact, polls show that most Americans do. Not only do we overwhelmingly favor laws to protect animals from harm, more than half of homes in the US have at least one companion animal and 50% of pet owners consider their furry friends as much a part of the family as any other person in the household.
But what about farmed animals? Sure they may look different from dogs and cats, though they’re smart and social individuals who feel joy, pain, and sadness just the same. And they’re every bit as playful.
So what could be cuter than seeing our adorable companion animals befriending inquisitive farmed animals? Not a whole heck of a lot. That’s why we’re sharing five of our favorite short videos shedding some light on the inner world of farmed animals — and challenging that arbitrary line our society has drawn between those animals we eat and those we pet.
Get ready for some heartwarming action that you’ll want to share with others:
Piggy and Puggy. Need we say more?
Two playful piglets wrestling with a small dog. This is so action-packed, you might need to watch it twice.
You’ll need to ignore the title on this video — it really should say “A turkey and dog playing together.”
Cat and dog hanging out with baby chickens. Pure sweetness.
Piglets learn to sit for treats. Smarter than the average dog? Indeed.
One of the best ways each of us can express our compassion for all animals is by simply leaving them off our plates. Start today: visit TryVeg.com.