One Language Project

Rediscovering Our Kinship With Other Species Through the Language of Emotion

A catalogue of stories of connection and compassion between humans and other species for use in public exhibits. Each story emphasizes what we have in common versus what makes us different, and shows other animals as someones instead of somethings.

Filtering by Tag: Farm Animals

Farm Animal Rescues in Vermont

I was so moved by what I saw and felt at the snow-covered farm I visited last weekend - not only by the animals and their stories, but by the woman who has rescued the animals and helps girls in the Department of Social Services who are able to heal through trauma by working on the farm.

Some facts you might not know about pigs:

Piglets as young as three weeks old learn their names and respond when called. In fact, research from Pennsylvania State University revealed that pigs could be trained to play computer games; using their snouts to control joysticks, they were able to hit their targets with 80 percent accuracy. Pigs are also affectionate and sociable, enjoying the company of humans, which is why they can make excellent pets.
— Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows; An Introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy, Ph.D.

Jake Francis with two of his pigs. Photo courtesy of Brian Hodges.

Jake Francis and his pigs. Photo courtesy of Brian Hodges

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