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.
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.’