Baby Moses came to us in early March. He was 8 weeks old and Eden Farm Sanctuary was his 5th home already!
He was purchased at a pet store by a woman who lived in an apartment and kept him only one week. The next home lasted 3 days.....
Potbellies and other pigs are often purchased on impulse and discarded once they get too big or troublesome.
During the time they are held as pets they are often mismanaged in many ways: inadequate or improper diet, cruel confinement, etc.
These pigs are often bred by unscrupulous money grubbers who breed females at a mere 3 months of age. They are then sold to pet shops.
Moses is safe now, on a proper diet and with good care thanks to Nancy Wessner, who is heavily involved in pig rescue. Please help us educate people on the special care these wonderful animals require - and tell people to educate themselves before they fall prey to the "cuteness" of these animals. And please, help boycott any pet store that markets these animals!