About the animals - Pigs and piglets

Nikita and Alyzée , a piglet who was supposed to be fattened up for market and a breeder sow, both saved by a farm sanctuary in the west of France.

Around 1.4 billion pigs are slaughtered annually for meat worldwide. The majority of these are in East Asia, particularly China, which rears over half of the world’s pigs. This is followed by the EU, North America and Brazil. The majority of pigs are reared for meat and a smaller number are kept for breeding.

Whilst some pigs are kept free-range and in back yards in many developing countries, at least half of the world’s pig meat is produced from intensive systems. (Source: Compassion in World Farming)

Major welfare problems are: