Student Saves Piglets After College Course
Ross initially believed that teachers were joking when they told her that the four piglets used in a college course would soon be sent to slaughterhouses, but eventually realized that it was no joke. She stated:
“Within the first few weeks of starting the course, they started making jokes that the pigs would ‘be bacon soon’. It seemed like a joke at first, but I didn’t find it funny. I later found out they were being serious.”
Ross made it her personal mission to save these animals, and was able to garner national attention to her cause, which also resulted in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) taking notice. After writing to course leaders, participating in student debates, and speaking with local media, a meeting was arranged between the college and Ross and her mother. It was then decided that the piglets would be rehomed rather than sent to slaughter. Ross stated she was in tears when she learned of the decision, and stated:
“We’re over the moon that the college has listened to students and the public. It’s amazing news that we’ve been able to save those wonderful sentient beings.”
While the college was clear that they will continue with the “raising of livestock for food production next year”, Ross was able to spread awareness about these piglets, and ultimately save their lives.
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