Henry almost didn’t survive – but kindness changed his destiny
Henry’s mum gave birth to him in a farrowing crate. At just a few days old, he was pressed in the corner of the barren cage, sick and dying, out of reach of his mother. Her maternal instincts were overwhelming, and she wanted to tend to her baby – but she could barely move or turn around.
This little piglet’s life was fated to be short and brutal – and sadly, considered nothing more than another ‘acceptable loss’ for Australia’s ‘pork’ industry. It would begin and end in a bleak factory farm, where he’d never see daylight or feel affection.
But one kind soul took action, and changed Henry’s world.
Emma scooped up the shivering, sick piglet and took him to a sanctuary where he would be safe and cared for. Of the 4.8 million piglets born into farrowing crates in Australian factory farms every year, Henry was given the rare chance of a life worth living – a life of freedom from suffering and slaughter.