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Farmer Ordered to Find Mate for His Lonely Pig

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
6 years ago|23.1K views
Animal welfare inspectors have given a final ultimatum to a 53-year-old man in Sweden. If he does not find a female mate for his one male pig in the next month, he will have the pig taken from him and may lose his ability to own his other animals.

Just like humans, most animals want companionship as well.

Animal welfare inspectors have given a final ultimatum to a 53-year-old man in Sweden. If he does not find a female mate for his one male pig in the next month, he will have the pig taken from him and may lose his ability to own his other goats, sheep, cats, and dog.

According to one inspector, “The pig is alone...But this temporary solution has dragged on and on, from a month or two to several years.”

For two years, county officials have urged the man to get another pig since they insist pigs are “social animals” and being alone is simply not good for its welfare. But the man maintains that he does not want to add more animals until his farm can accommodate them all, which he says will be soon.

While pigs may thrive in a social environment as the inspectors claim, female pigs and their young usually group together while male pigs actually seem to prefer being alone.

What do you think? Should the pig be taken away if no mate is found?

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