Pigs are among the most intelligent animals and have an exceptional capacity for learning. As social beings, they live in larger groups. Since pigs cannot sweat, they like to take mud baths on hot days in order to cool down. A sow will only go into seclusion shortly before giving birth and build a nest. She suckles her piglets for some 15 weeks – if left in peace. However, sadly the vast majority of pigs suffer within intensive farming systems.

Worth knowing about pigs

10 Facts about Pigs

Did you know that pigs like to cuddle?

Pigs caged on pig farm

End the Cage Age

Billions of animals around the world suffer inside factory farms, spending their lives trapped in cages. Starting from Europe, FOUR PAWS supports the global campaign calling for the world to ‘End the Cage Age.’



has been working for decades to improve conditions of farm animals

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