Pigs & Metakognition

Computer-Savvy Piggies

Considered to be about as intelligent as the average three-year-old human, pigs are misunderstood smarties. A famous study in the 1990s showed pigs could be trained to move a cursor on a screen with their snouts and then distinguish between scribbles that they drew and those that were new. They develop routines quickly, lead social lives, and learn from watching each other. Not to mention they are one of the cleanest domestic animals. Despite their dirty reputation, pigs refuse to go to bathroom near their living or eating areas when given a choice, which is more than we can say for our beloved canines.


Dear Reader of this blog:

As I wrote my book about pigs in CAFOs (and the cultural Frame around this), I reached 600 pages! And:  I could have write more, so interesting is the pig! So sorry, had to remove a whole chapter because we couldn´t print so many pages with so many photos. Now there remained „only“ 555 pages!

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