Matilda is a loving pig who was born in a factory farm, but her tale tells us that a mother’s love has no bounds, despite the challenges she faced. The pregnant pig was well aware of the destiny that awaited her offspring if she stayed on the farm. Although pigs may live for 15 to 20 years in the wild, the farmer’s kids would only live for six months if they were kept for breeding.
According to Jon, who spoke to The Dodo,
“The next day, we went to check on her and discovered that she had escaped from a nearby pig farm and had her kids in the forest. Her kids appeared to be OK, but she was frail and could only graze due to a nostril ring that prevented her from foraging for food.
Keeping Matilda safe would, of course, be a difficult chore. Because finding the pig’s owners’ contact information was difficult, Jon and Beth contacted several media sources and began a public campaign to preserve Matilda and her kids.
“We couldn’t let her go back, but we couldn’t just pick them up; she had the maternal desire to flee and safeguard her infants. What can we do to preserve them? ‘In the end, we required the owners’ permission.’
The wonderful and brave little pig’s story went viral, and her rescuers’ hopes that Matilda and her family would be freed quickly became greater.
The savior recalls:
‘The firm contacted me after the article appeared in nearly every major newspaper in the UK.’ They wanted to know where Matilda was so they could ‘check it out.’ When a photographer from a major newspaper shot the farm and drove them back to their compound, we felt deceived.
Jon arranged a protest to reverberate across the town, and thankfully, he soon received a call from the farmers to bring Matilda and her babies.
Matilda and her family are now settled in at the Brinsley Animal Rescue Center, and she can finally concentrate on what matters most to her: the well-being of her children.
Jon concluded by saying:
“Matilda is an excellent mother. She’s also extremely kind, and she’s delighted that we’re living with her and her children. She feeds them and rests, then we allow her out to wander and graze, as well as have a good mud wash, and she’s back to feed the numerous mouths in no time.”