Today's pigs on farms are descended from wild boars, who are still frequently hunted today.
In George Orwell's Animal Farm, pigs are intelligent Communists who begin the book sympathetic to liberal values like equality, but become cruel, fascist dictators in an allegory for Stalinist Russia.
Pigs are a source of food. They become food by being killed and butchered. Then they are made into hot dogs, pepperoni, bacon, ham, pork, and your favorite, prosciutto.
Pigs and Factory FarmingEdit
Just like any other meat that can be purchased at discounted prices at your local WalMart, pigs are factory farmed (an efficient but cruel and unnecessary way of meat production). The first time such violations were exposed was in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.The major pig processing company in the United States today is Smithfield Foods. Smithfield has violated animal rights multiple times. Sows are stuffed into tiny cages and forced to give birth with very little space, while other pigs are literally stacked on top of each other. The amount of waste produced is extremely high. The waste has been comparred to nuclear waste in poison level.  It pollutes rivers, lakes, and other natural resources essential to human well being.
To make things much worse A video relased by The Young Turks on November 12 2015 depicts Workers abusing the Pigs. We will not go into the horrifying details but one worker was slepping out the Job.