"Witnessing the stress these mothers have when they're in labor and can't show love for their babies was one of the most terrifying things I've ever seen," Jenny McQueen, a member of Direct Action Everywhere, tells The Dodo.
They managed to take one quivering piglet out of there.
And that baby not only got a name. But also a home, where she would spend the rest of her days.
Madison got to move to a sanctuary, where she's already embracing her new life.
"She is very inquisitive, enjoys belly rubs, is extremely clean, and enjoys feasting on bananas and other fruit with other animal friends," McQueen says.
Like goats, sheep, other pigs and chickens. And, of course, some very compassionate humans.
Madison is just one little pig. Many more suffer every day. But sometimes, all it takes is just one to show us there's a better way to live with animals.
"True that this is 'just one pig,'" Alex Bezjak, another member of Direct Action Everywhere, tells The Dodo. "But to Madison, her life is just as valuable as yours is to you."
The group has started a petition, demanding that major retailers cut ties with farms that mistreat animals. You can sign it here.