If there’s three things we love, it’s adorable animals, runway gimmicks and tiny versions of regular things. During Toronto Fashion Week, they collided at the Korhani fashion show as several models came down the runway toting precious micropiglets. Sadly, in addition to being cute, pigs are also extremely intelligent and sensitive, so carrying them down a runway to deafening Soft Cell while hundreds of people cheer is probably the most terrifying thing imaginable for them. Also, the micropig industry is fucked up. So! Here is a slideshow of the Korhani runway accompanied by ominous facts about pig keeping from this government issued pamphlet of Guidance on the Legal Obligations of Pig Keepers. Fun fact: you can’t bury dead ones! More
CNN has a gallery up today of the cutest mini-animals to be found in nature (I guess they only left my dog out because she’s not mini — otherwise pretty much everyone agrees that she’s the cutest animal in the world).
The little nuggets include tiny pigs and foxes, and something wonderful that I’d never heard of called the Panda Cow. More
If Animal Farm by Orwell taught us anything, it taught us that pigs would be filthy alcoholics if they could. And when minature pigs, like Carnitas, need a beer? Their adorableness takes up the screen the way communism took up … More
That’s why I’ve always found the anti-fur thing kind of strange. It was part of the way that my family made a living. It is farmers who are nice to the cows and the pigs and then kill them. It’s … More
This animal is called a piglet squid, which I think is pretty self-explanatory. This one was caught off the coast of Nigeria. I sort of love it, but it also looks a little too much like a balloon animal. Thoughts?