I’ve been seeing a lot of vegans reblogging a video of a teacup pig and I hope you’re all just unaware of how teacup pigs are produced.
"They pick a male and female that are from naturally small parents (and yes, sometimes they WILL breed brothers and sisters!). As babies, they underfeed them so that their growth is stunted (this causes brittle bones and poor muscle tone, by the way). When the female has her first cycle (think of a 8-9 year old human and you got the age equivalency), she’s about a year old, or just over. She’s forced to breed. While she’s pregnant, her being underfed continues so that she and her babies stay small. Most piglets die, towards the end of the pregnancy because they aren’t getting enough nutrients from mom.
Once they are born, they are allowed to nurse for ONE week… Mostly its because the mom is getting so little to eat that’s about how long she can produce milk. The other reason is that breeders are stupid and think that its ok to pull a piglet away from its mom so early, because they CAN eat solid food that early. 6 weeks is the safest age wean them, by the way, and NOT the standard 28 days that they say is Ok for farm hogs!… They are whisked away for the whole process to start again, until the desired size is reached. More often than not, the piglet you buy is the result of several generations of inbreeding and underfeeding…
What they don’t tell you is that those cute little pigs are sick their whole lives. Their insides continue to grow up to age 4, while their bodies stop growing at about 1-2. Normal pigs stop growing around 4-5, which is why the insides of a teacup continue to grow.
This also means that that the average life of your tiny pet is only going to be about 5-6 years. Most of which is going to be in tons of pain, and lots of vet visits because of heart, breathing, and digestive issues.” (x)
So yeah. Don’t do that shit.