I said goodbye to the best friend I have ever had this week and it was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It was way too early. He was only 5. His living conditions during the first 5 weeks of his life caused him a lifetime of sickness and an early death. Breeders don't care about these things. He was $75 free and clear in her pocket for very little effort on her part. I wish they would look into the eyes of these animals so they could see that they are so much more than that.
Never before has someone made such a huge impact on my life. He is the reason I am vegan. He was the eyes and heart I was finally able to see behind the ingrained belief that meat comes from the grocery store. It doesn't. He is the reason animal rights mean so much to me because he had no choice and no voice in the way he was treated. He is the reason 4 other pigs and many other farm animals are living out their lives here, free from abuse and neglect. He made me understand, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that animals have the same feelings that we do and they want to be loved. Even pigs. Especially pigs. They are like no other animals I know. He meant so much to me and I will never forget him.
He was my very best friend.
I love you Tucker.