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by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes, Video.

Imagine a pig playing a video game. Pretty cute, right? And totally possible. Studies have shown that pigs are in fact smart enough to play a joystick video game. This adorable little factoid is highlighted in Farm Sanctuary’s newest PSA, encouraging viewers to consider animals as friends instead of food.

A Penn State study back in the 90′s found that pigs had sharper video game skills than chimps and 3-year-old children.

“The research found that pigs could play video games with more focus and success than chimps,” said Bruce Friedrich, Farm Sanctuary’s senior policy director. “The dogs couldn’t figure it out at all.”

The new ad will be shown on Farm Sanctuary’s website and all related social media. Check it out and share it on your own social media channels, reminding people that animals are someone, not something.

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary / Facebook.com

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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