These are the two newest residents at RASTA (Rescue And Sanctuary for Threatened Animals), the farm animal sanctuary in Chemainus BC, where I volunteer. While we have 21 potbellied pigs, these two are the larger kind of pigs and will grow to be 700-1000 pounds. They came in a week or so ago, very skinny, scared, covered in lice and full of worms. One has a severely deformed back leg which we first thought to be broken, but xrays by the vet tell us he was born that way,quite possibly a result of his mama being very malnourished. They are already filling out and becoming comfortable in our presence. And they are very photogenic.
"Hi, Volunteer Lady, would you like some help cleaning the barn?"