Speaking of animals

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Donald Trump has frequently been criticized for denigrating women, for example, comparing them to pigs. Unwittingly, Trump was actually saying that women are loving and highly intelligent.

A recent petition, through which a family was trying to prevent their miniature pig from being removed from their home, pointed out these two qualities of pigs, not only of those kept as family members but also those unnamed and unloved individuals suffering in factory farms.

Besides being loving  and intelligent, pigs are also very sociable, not a bad quality given the necessity of relationship for happiness and thriving, but it is also one that contributes to the suffering of sows confined in gestation crates.

Read the full story at National Catholic Reporter.