Visit Asheville’s Pigs on Parade

Asheville’s Pigs on Parade — a collection of pig sculptures decorated by various artists — is part of Farm Sanctuary’s “Meet Your Neighbors” campaign. The project aims to educate people about the plight of the animals. “There are nearly 9 million pigs in North Carolina … and 10 million humans, ” reads the website. “One could argue that North Carolina is a microcosm of the ills of factory farming; what’s bad for the animals is bad for public health and for the environment.”

Learn more and visit the pig installations by using this map:

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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  1. Susan Weber

    Thank you to the compassionate artists and business locations that are bringing the plight of factory farmed pigs to the public. If you have ever spent time with one of these special gentle giants you would see that they are as wonderful as dogs if not more so. To subject them to the horrific cruetly we are just to satisfy the gods of human taste is beyond shameful.

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