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Hayden The Rescued Pig Bears The Scars Of Cosmetic & Medical Experiments

Earlier this week California’s Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary came to the rescue of 16 pigs that had been used for biomedical research. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.

Not so beautiful? One of the pigs — Hayden, the only male — still bears the scars of experiments that researchers conducted. If you ever wanted proof that this kind of thing is not okay, here it is.

Look, I understand the need for medical testing. (Cosmetic testing? Not so much.) But surely there are many, many more ways to do this without using animals. I’m not a researcher, and I don’t know what kind of lives those people lead, but I don’t think I could live with myself after doing something like this.

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