What This Farmer Does With His Pigs Will Probably Shock You… In The Best Way Ever.

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Otchan is a pig farmer, but he’s unlike one you’ve ever seen before. He has over 1,200 pigs, but he doesn’t treat them as just swine to be sold and butchered. Photographer Toshiteru Yamaji spent years documenting Otchan’s bond with his animals. In the US, we may look the other way when farmers raise their animals en masse in deplorable conditions, but seeing how Otchan interacts with his may change your mind on the subject.

He is very close with all of his animals.

Toshiteru Yamaji

He spends hours bonding with the pigs that he raises.

Toshiteru Yamaji

He cuddles with them, hand feeds them.

Toshiteru Yamaji

Sometimes, he just likes to spend time with them.

Toshiteru Yamaji

He’ll also serenade them with his guitar…

Toshiteru Yamaji

Or read to them.

Toshiteru Yamaji

These pigs aren’t just a job for Otchan.

Toshiteru Yamaji

He is a true pig lover.

Toshiteru Yamaji

It’s rare to see anyone have this kind of a connection with animals.

Toshiteru Yamaji

Especially hundreds of them.

Toshiteru Yamaji

We wished more people were like Otchan.

Toshiteru Yamaji

His love of pigs is inspiring.

Toshiteru Yamaji

But so is their love for him.

Toshiteru Yamaji

(H/T Bored Panda) To see the rest of Toshiteru Yamaji’s photos of Otchan and his pigs, check out  his book on Amazon. They share a bond that is truly touching. Otchan’s pigs have to be some of the happiest oinkers in the world! His farming methods are unique, but we love them. Share them with others!

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