26 year old creative disaster. Passionate but timid. Looking forward to healing from injury and begin teaching with my fingers crossed that one day I will fall in love again and start a family. This blog is a place where I can express my sense of humor, passions, politics, fears, doubts, joys, and triumphs. Please, feel free to say hello, ask a question, or drop me some feed back :)
lettuceiscurrentlyinmyasshole said: Hey, that gif of the piglet running through the grass is a teacup pig. Teacup pigs are actually normal pigs or potbelly pigs but the sows are bred very young and then kept malnourished through their pregnancy so the piglets are underdeveloped. Then the piglets' access to their mom's milk is restricted so they stay small. The whole process is extremely cruel and I'd appreciate it if you'd not spread gifs of teacup pigs and other 'teacup' animals.
I did some research. The owner says it is just a small potbelly piglet and not a mini or teacup pig. They rescued it and seem to be taking very good care of it. Making efforts to get its weight up and being vigilant about its overall health.
That said, I do know that this is a problem and people see tiny cute things on the internet and want to get one of their own. Before getting any animal, I think it is important to put in due diligence to research animal breeders and make sure they are certified and have a reputation for bringing up animals in a safe and healthy manner. Rescuing and adopting is also a great thing to look into.
Sometimes animals are just small and I think it is okay to admire their cuteness if that is the case. I admire your courage in bringing this up, but it is also prudent to research things like this before making accusations.
I’ve been accused of certain things with Otis, and they were never true, but it still really hurts like the dickens when people accuse you of that sort of thing.
*Deep Breath* Here goes nothing. This is me, Maddie. I’m shitting it about putting this up, I might delete it, we’ll see. Anyway, love you guys. Thanks sprinkleofgraceffaa for giving me the confidence and encouragement to do this. ❤️