The secret life of pigs is well and truly in the spotlight with the arrival of our very own Secret Seven.
The porcine family, consisting of two sows with five piglets between them, had been battling to survive for some time after having been abandoned on a property. With their reprieve coming by way of intervention by the local council, the septet were then Edgar’s Mission-bound.
With lice and mange afflicting their malnourished bodies, it was clear sanctuary had found the seven in the nick of time. With treatments administered, it was brave young George who first dared to step trotter out of the stock crate and venture into the unknown beyond. He was soon followed by Peta, Janet, Jackie, Barbara, Pam and Coleen who did not hesitate to luxuriate in their cool mud wallow, tuck into delicious fresh treats or snuggle up nose to nose in their soft straw bed once stepping foot on terrafirma within our sanctuary gates.
Exactly how animals like the Secret Seven continue to find themselves in such tragic predicaments remains a mystery. However, along with their love for cooling off in wallows, penchant for sweet fruits and vegetables and bonds shared with their family, there is another secret about pigs the Secret Seven are determined to put under the magnifying glass.
And that secret is a secret no more, “Pigs are for lovin, not the oven.”