A Pig Named Bob Harper & Veal's Enemy Bob Barker

• When Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, was alerted on Monday to a one-month-old male piglet who had fallen off a transport truck — the third transport rescue by the organization this summer — they named him after their national 2010 Walk for Farm Animals spokesperson, celebrity trainer Bob Harper from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Little Bob Harper piglet, once destined for a life of misery before being slaughtered at just 6 months of age, arrived at the nonprofit’s New York Shelter in Watkins Glen. A twist of fate had made his life count. Read the full story.

• Mercy For Animals release yet another undercover investigation of cruelty on a veal farm, and released this video narrated by animal advocate Bob Barker. The covert footage was recorded at Buckeye Veal Farm in Apple Creek, Ohio, and reveals baby calves chained inside 2-feet wide wooden stalls – so narrow they cannot turn around, walk, run, play, socialize with other animals, or engage in other basic natural behaviors. In such tight confinement, the animals are unable to lie down comfortably, breathe fresh air, see sunlight, clean themselves or bond with their mothers:

While veal production represents one of the most abusive forms of animal agriculture, animal suffering is also widespread throughout the meat, dairy, and egg industries. Undercover investigations by MFA at dairy farms, pig farms, egg farms, hatcheries, and slaughterhouses have all exposed cruelty and violence to farmed animals.