Jordan, a four-month old piglet slated to be used for a slew of unnecessary surgeries and then killed in the name of medical research, was rescued this week in the nick of time.
Young pigs are often used in medical research because they are in some ways anatomically similar to humans. Many times, surgical procedures are practiced on the pigs, and they are euthanized at the conclusion of the surgery. That's exactly what happened to two of Jordan siblings who arrived at the lab with him, and what would have happened to Jordan had he not been rescued by a compassionate person who just happened to be in the lab that day.
Jordan arrived at SASHA Farm in a small mesh-bottomed lab transport cage. He was spotlessly clean, quite an unnatural state for a young piglet, and it was clear within a few minutes of meeting him that he had been completely deprived of the opportunity to perform very natural pig behaviors, like rooting in fresh earth. He's making up for lost time, though, and very soon, he'll be able to join the other SASHA pigs in the pig pasture, where there are other piglets his age to play with.
We are so grateful to Jordan's rescuer. Because of her, one little pig's destiny was changed forever.
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