Extending Our Circle of Compassion to Pigs

Reflections on perceiving and working with pigs.

Background for this Article

This paper includes some reflections on working at the Cedar Row Sanctuary; a species-appreciation of hogs; debunking of myths about pigs (which ironically apply to pig exploiters); cruelty charges against the hog "farming" industry; an outline of how speciesist harm to pigs cannot be defended; and a suggestion of new ways forward for pigs and other sentient beings. This essay was explicitly written for Toronto Pig Save in February/March 2011. Its web site is still under development, but is well worth checking out.

The paper is available as a pdf download.