Cold, alone and in a barren place a bewildered sow gave birth to seven tiny piglets. In such an inhospitable of circumstance, it would be a miracle if any would survive and by daybreak only three had. As our rescue team set off a straw filled stable was readied for their arrival. Gentle yet scared, the new mum anxiously followed the crate into which we had placed her surviving babies. Safely ensconced in our float, we were Edgar’s Mission bound but not before the not-so-fortunate ones too were gathered up for burial at the sanctuary, it was the only kindness we could now offer them.

In the true spirit of Christmas, we have christened her Carol and promised her we will do everything in our power to help her and her wee babies thrive, and to make all of their dreams come true. We could not help but wonder looking into her intelligent eyes of what made her determine her escape from the farm in which she had been held? Perhaps it was the thought of her soon-to-be born babies being taken away from her as all her previous ones had, perhaps she dreamed something better lay ahead.

If you too share our belief that a better world lies ahead for all pigs, please leave them off your plate. Donate to our Medical Fighting Fund to help ensure hapless farmed animals like Carol and her babies can have a life truly worth living and share this incredible story of one pig who dared to dream.

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