When two guys named Steve and Derek adopted a pig named Esther, they actually thought she was a mini-pig. It turned out she was a massive commercial pig instead though and would change their lives for the better forever!
At a tiny 3lbs, they adopted their ‘mini-pig’ and she proceeded to gain 667 pounds over the next two years they owned her. When the couple realized their pig wasn’t a mini-pig and was eating like a boss to make rapid gains toward 670lbs of body weight, they had already fallen in love with the animal and bonded with her. It was impossible to get rid of her.
What a lot of people don’t know is that pigs are very smart animals — about as smart as dogs — and actually considerably cleaner than dogs. Now calling someone a dirty pig really makes no sense at all anymore.
With a lifelong friendship formed between them and their big old piglet Esther, the two men decided they probably shouldn’t be eating other pigs anymore either. They decided to go vegan and even went a step further than that. They started building an animal shelter to take in animals less fortunate than their 670lbs ‘mini-pig’ (and their other pets).
It’s amazing how bonding with one enormous pig can change the lives of two people to such a degree. Giving up bacon is one thing, but building an animal shelter is a huge responsibility that most people would not be ready for or want. Steve and Derek are true bosses and we wish them the best of luck with their growing animal shelter and feeding a gigantic 670lbs wonder pig named Esther!
I will leave you with a picture series that takes Esther the Wonder Pig from a 3lbs supposed mini-pig to a 670lbs full-size commercial pig that takes up a whole couch when she wants to take an afternoon nap.
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