What did you dream about last night?  

the other night i had a dream about a pig.

i've been reading about factory farming and it's made a heartbraking impression on me.

in my dream i was in the middle of a pack of panicked pigs. farmers were all around trying to push them towards their death, the slaughtering floor. the farmers kicked and shouted. i was so sad and so powerless. one pig grabbed onto my forearm and bit down and would not let go. (i'd read that the usual docile kind pig goes crazy in these conditions.) i leaned down and pet his head, between his ears and continued rubbing him down his back very softly. the frightened pig gently released my arm and looked up into my face.  his snout was tearing off, filled with blood. his eyes were full of pain and fear.
i can't forget that face.

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