We're a house full of pig lovers.
Okay, so maybe it's just Kyle & I in our household (and behind Phoney Baloney's), but that doesn't change that we both squeal and giggle at pictures of pigs. The way most people react to baby pups (or human babies!) is how we react to pigs. The comparison between pigs and pups doesn't stop there- pigs are smart, emotional, silly creatures that are full of life and love.
While we hope our coconut bacon can one day completely replace the torture-ridden bacon most grocery stores carry, we wanted to find a way to help our pig pals out now. We decided to have a sale on Bacon Day and use proceeds to adopt a pig and celebrate pigs the right way! Places like Farm Sanctuary open their doors to farm animals who were former victims of today's agricultural production and food system. We couldn't think of a better way to spend "bacon" money than by becoming piggie parents (SO.CUTE!).
We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the Phoney Baloney's family...ALICIA! She was rescued from the Future Farmers of America project, after a student in the project decided to find her pig-projects homes instead of auctioning them off. Alicia, like other pigs in the FFA project, would have been sent off for slaughter at the end of the project! Most pigs involved in these projects are kept in concrete pens without any bedding. They develop sores and can become infected from flies who are attracted to the open wounds. Alicia was subjected to ear-notching, a procedure where the farmer cuts pieces of a pig's ear off, without anesthetic, for identification purposes.
Now, Alicia lives in Farm Sanctuary's Southern California Shelter and she even has a best friend named Sophie who was also a FFA survivor! We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone that purchased bacon on Bacon Day- you made Alicia part of our family! We're looking forward to visiting Farm Sanctuary and meeting Alicia soon and hope to adopt more pigs in the future.
Andrea & Kyle