Pigs Make Surprise Appearance During Yoga Session in B.C.

Pigs Make Surprise Appearance During Yoga Session in B.C.

By The Canadian Press

Yoga Pigs
Tammy Ennis, right, and her daughter Karilee Ennis, second right, laugh while participating in a yoga session with pigs during a charity fundraiser at The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary, in Aldergrove, B.C., on Sunday June 24, 2018. The not for profit sanctuary held three yoga classes with four pigs on Sunday to raise money to help cover veterinarian costs. The pigs were born at the sanctuary when one of two neglected pot-bellied pigs seized by the SPCA unexpectedly gave birth to a litter of five after being taken in. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

ALDERGROVE, B.C. – Yoga practitioners in Aldergrove, B.C., had some unlikely company during a string of sessions on Sunday.

Five pigs, a chihuahua and turkey wandered between mats, with one pig taking a bite out of a mat and others flopping down for some belly rubs.

Diane Marsh, co-founder of Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary, says they organized the “piggy yoga” as a fundraiser for the sanctuary, which is facing a few large veterinary bills for some of its ill animals.

The pigs — named Garth, Bif Naked, Moby, Munro and Wee Willy — were born on the farm in August 2017 after their potbelly mother was rescued by the B.C. SPCA in an animal cruelty seizure.

Two weeks later, they learned she was pregnant when she gave birth to five piglets who have grown at a rapid pace thanks to genes from their father, who turned out to be a 300-kilogram market pig.

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