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A piglet on a values-driven farm with greenery in background

I took this on a farm up in Maine that works differently than mass-produced animal farms. They care for the animals and their health, quality of life, and quality of kill. I heard a story once that the community gathered at the farm and held a gathering to honor the pigs before the first slaughter. Pictured here is a piglet in a pig pen, still skittish but after sitting long enough, came around to not minding the camera.

TAGS: Animal, Farm, Maine, Pig

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Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States of America
Member since 2019
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© Elliot Higger.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2019
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 6, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5DS R
Focal Length: 39mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Jefferson, Maine, United States of America