World Animal Day

This weekend, I celebrated World Animal Day in the best way possible: hanging out with some of my best friends and lots of adorable animals at Pennywell Farm; of course all whilst my besty and I sported our matching Peta2 Animal hats.

pennywell farm

I have always loved all animals and getting to spend quality time with them just solidifies in my mind how happy I am to be living a vegan lifestyle.  The animals at Pennywell are all adorable, and we definitely came dangerously close to sneaking one of the tiny piglets and/ or bunnies out in our jumpers. How freaking adorable are they?!


I find it so strange that lots of people see dogs as pets, yet see pigs as food. Pigs make just as awesome companions as dogs and are such clever animals. Some fun facts about pigs: they have their own language, mother pigs sing to their young and some pigs have even been taught to play video games! That’s at least one thing that they’re better than me at… although admittedly given my shocking (lack of) FIFA skills, that’s not too surprising! If you need more convincing of how awesome pigs are, check out Esther the Wonder Pig. Esther is a total babe who is revolutionising the way we view pigs, one adorable picture at a time! I fully intend to share my home with a gorgeous piggy one day, but until then I will coo over cute pictures like this one on a regular basis ▶▷▸▹

How unbearably cute is that little face?!

micro piggy

Beautiful bunnies and micro piglets aside, we got the chance to chill out with lots of other gorgeous animals including: huge (and I mean huge) shire horses, cashmere goats, and lots of sheep. Here are some of my favourite pictures from the day ▶▷▸▹





Summary of this post: I seriously need to live on a farm one day so that I can chill out with lots of beautiful animals like these on a daily basis! I hope you all had an awesome World Animal Day too, let me know if you got up to anything fun.

One more extremely exciting thing that happened this weekend; I was featured on the awesome Lindsay Living Vegan‘s blog. You can check out the interview here and be sure to check out the rest of her blog whilst you’re there as she has lots of great posts ranging from beauty to health to recipes. A huge thanks to Lindsay for inviting me onto her blog; I’m looking forward to featuring her in the JGV Interview Series soon.


11 thoughts on “World Animal Day

  1. Lindsay October 7, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    OH MY….. cuteness overload!!! Dying at how adorable these pictures are! You are so lucky that you got to celebrate that way 🙂 Oh, and I have always said that I need to have a pet pig! My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy but I told him that one day when we live in a house we are getting pigs, haha 🙂

    • jadegreenvegan October 9, 2014 / 12:51 pm

      It was a major cuteness overload – we’re going back in a couple of weeks time and I am solo excited! I’m with you on the boyfriend thinking your crazy but we will definitely be getting pigs anyway 🙂 haha.

  2. Leila Lina October 7, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    Those piglets are so cute! ❤ It breaks my heart that other piglets who are less fortunate are suffering in factory farms right this moment. I wish people would make the connection!

    • jadegreenvegan October 9, 2014 / 12:52 pm

      Me too Leila, I think more and more people are making the connection thanks to awesome blogs like yours 🙂

  3. Joy October 8, 2014 / 9:06 am

    Adorable pictures and lovely post ……what an amazing way to celebrate world animal day 🙂 x

    • jadegreenvegan October 9, 2014 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you – it was so much fun. I am a little jealous of you spending it with all the gorgeous doggies though haha xx

  4. myveganvalentine October 10, 2014 / 12:37 am

    Hi, Jade!!!

    Ok here’s what I need to get off my chest:
    1. I ADORE those hats
    2. I ADORE that pig
    Haha! Anyway, I have been looking looking through your blog and really enjoying it. A fellow vegan, I really admire this blog. I absolutely love the vegan clothes and the animals. I followed. Thanks for allowing readers to follow your vegan journey! Pigs rule!

    Best wishes,

    Valentina of

    • Jade Green Vegan October 11, 2014 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Valentina, that’s so sweet! I just checked out your blog and it’s awesome too :).
      Pigs are the cutest, I’ve been kinda obsessed since meeting these little cuties!

  5. Maria October 10, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    This day was amazing! And the best bit is we get to do it all over again this Thursday 😀 ! #bestfriends #animallovers

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