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.
He spends hours bonding with the pigs that he raises.
He cuddles with them, hand feeds them.
Sometimes, he just likes to spend time with them.
He’ll also serenade them with his guitar…
Or read to them.
These pigs aren’t just a job for Otchan.
He is a true pig lover.
It’s rare to see anyone have this kind of a connection with animals.
Especially hundreds of them.
We wished more people were like Otchan.
His love of pigs is inspiring.
But so is their love for him.
(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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