Animal sanctuary rescues pigs from slaughterhouses, abuse

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PARKSVILLE -

While many pigs are raised for meat or product testing, a new nonprofit in the Hudson Valley is bring them in as rescues.

Arthur's Acres Animal Sanctuary in Parksville opened in September on a 77-acre property.

Todd Friedman began his idea after selling everything, including his business he had worked with for 10 years.

The sanctuary is providing lifelong homes to six pigs and is raising money to save even more.

The current set of pigs was rescued from slaughterhouses and testing facilities. Some were neglected and abused.

Friedman says he got the idea to open Arthur's Acres after his experience working at a farm animal sanctuary in upstate New York.

Friedman says education is part of the nonprofit's mission. He hopes to start offering public tours in the spring.

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