While the piglets are adjusting well, many of the older pigs are fearful of their new environment given their prior lives in darkness, with little to no human interaction. On rescue day, it was clear to Coston how attached the pigs were to one another — especially the siblings.
“When I went to get them out the others in their pen, eight of them, some clearly siblings, were piling on top of each other to protect each other,” Coston said. “The one on top was biting at me. The largest one had deformed front legs, but was trying to block [me from] the smaller ones.”