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.
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
and remember kids its never too late to become a raging degenerate homosexual
Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen
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