Comments On - Rooting for Rootie

What a great concept. These guys become so friendly, you almost think they are members of the family. Unfortunately, when pigs get so big and old, they suffer immensely. It isn't natural for them to get that big or old.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 8/4/2011 9:19:08 AM
Audrey what a great article on Rootie! I was at Gina's also and know how wonderful Rootie is. He is one spoiled piggy! Heavenly Horse Haven is a true equine rescue which has all animals in need! Gina is a wonderful lady for all that she does for her animals, you sure can tell just by visiting her ranch that all are loved and spoiled!
Donna, Aguanga, CA
Posted: 8/3/2011 10:18:24 AM
Audrey, so many of the farm animals have had selective breeding to enlarge certain parts for food consumption. The turkey is another sad story. I have a creek near my home with wild life. Even though it's in the middle of urban town Amercia, my daughter and I saw a wild turkey run across the road one when leaving on a shopping trip. She being in her early twenties had not seen a wild turkey before and wanted to know what kind of bird that was. When I told her it was a turkey, she looked at me with a puzzled look. I had to explain that the Thanksgiving turkey was a product of selective breeding for the large breast and that wild turkeys could actually fly like a bird should. It's sad that Rootie has to suffer in mature life because of what the public has demanded.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 8/2/2011 6:32:35 AM
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