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Pigcasso: the artistic pig with a passion for painting

She was rescued as a little piglet from an industrial hog farm in South Africa. At her new home, the pig began showing interest in the paintbrushes lying around her pen.

So the rescuer decided to train the pig—named Pigcasso—to paint using a positive-reinforcement technique in which animals receive food rewards. The fact Pigcasso gets positive reinforcement for painting does not “minimize what she’s doing or the quality of her paintings.” Just look at her work…

Many animals have natural instincts for art and creativity. When she paints, Pigcasso is using skills that come naturally, too.

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