Student Saves College Course Piglets from Slaughter

Izzy Ross is responsible for a headline-grabbing campaign that led to the safe re-homing of four “educational” piglets.

An English student has made national headlines after successfully leading a campaign to have four piglets used for a college course re-homed instead of being sent to slaughter. After Hopwood Hall College student Izzy Ross was told by administration that the animals would “soon be bacon,” the 18-year-old vegan sprang into action. “It seemed like a joke at first, but I didn’t find it funny," Ross said. "I later found out they were being serious.” Ross rallied support among the student body and turned to local media to publicize her efforts. After weeks of mounting pressure, the college eventually agreed to have the four piglets sent to new homes in lieu of being sent to market for slaughter. “I’m overwhelmed. I was in tears when I found out,” Ross said. “It’s amazing news that we’ve been able to save those wonderful sentient beings.” Hopwood Hall College did not report where the pigs were been placed, but it’s believed all four are staying together. Ross' story echos that of Bruno Barba's, a Southern California teen who abandoned a Future Farmers of America program at his high school last year and led the efforts to save his pig friend Lola.

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