An animal sanctuary and a farm in New Hampshire are working collectively to spare a younger slaughterhouse-bound pig to advertise native agriculture.
Beans and Greens Farm of Gilford is hoping to ship the pig named Grover to the Tomten Farm and Sanctuary in Haverhill the place it should reside out its days.
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Grover, described because the “runtiest of runts,” has touched the lives of people that know him through the farm stand’s petting zoo, The Caledonian-File reported.
Sanctuary founder Jenifer Vickery mentioned Grover was to have turn into “a farm to desk meal.”
She mentioned they’re fundraising to broaden the sanctuary’s pig space to accommodate Grover and future pig rescues.
Vickery mentioned it is crucial that small New England farms work collectively to advertise shopper consciousness, animal welfare and safe the agricultural lifestyle the area has loved for generations.
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“The time to behave is now and within the case of Grover, that motion won’t solely save his life, however might make an affect that goes past one animal, two companies and some folks blazing a path,” Vickery mentioned. “We have now little doubt that Grover is an envoy for meat pigs in all places and are hopeful that his pardon will stimulate thought and dialog amongst many.”
She’s hopeful the collaboration with the Gilford farm stand will “stimulate thought and dialog” between different sanctuaries and farms.