Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings - NBC New York

Pig Escapes Slaughterhouse Fate, Sells Original Paintings

A pig who escaped slaughter is now living out her life in a South African sanctuary and painting original works that have sold for up to $2,000.

"She was really small when I rescued her," said Joanne Lefson, who manages the South African Farm Sanctuary, a haven for rescued farm animals where the pig now lives. "She's very smart and intelligent so I placed a few balls and some paintbrushes and things in her pen, and it wasn't long before I discovered that she really liked the bristles and the paintbrush...She just really took a knack for it."

Funds from the art sales go towards the sanctuary.

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