Because I am known as an animal lover I get forwarded every news story or funny picture that anyone who knows me comes across that includes fur, wool, snouts, hooves, paws, wings, or tails. It is rare I don't get a dozen copies of most of these emails but I know the senders mean well so I don't mind.
Just in case you don't have the same friends and family as I do though you might have missed these two stories that have been buzzing around the internets. I don't know the origin or validity of either.
The first set of photos arrives with this text, "A momma dog is fostering this little pig for his mom who couldn't take care of him. He had his eyes closed, but now they are open. He is just a little bigger than her other pups. She loves this little guy more than the other puppies and she is nursing him back to health. He is the cleanest puppy ever because she licks him all the time."
If I were sending out these photos I might add a note for the receiver to consider the randomness of which of these pets you choose to eat over the other and why.
The second hot link I've been getting over the past year or so is this one that offers this explanation for the linked video, "This woman found this lion hurt and about to die. She took him home and took care of him. When the lion was better she called the local zoo. This was the reaction she got when the lion saw her again."