Greta Thunberg meets vegan sensation 'Esther the Wonder Pig' | Totally Vegan Buzz
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Image: Esther the Wonder Pig / Facebook

Greta Thunberg has been pictured with a fellow world-famous vegan, but on this occasion there were no handshakes and discussions of how to save our planet from devastation.

The Swedish teenager met Esther the Wonder Pig this week, and a photo was shared on the adored animal’s Facebook page.

“We were gonna change the world together, but she took my last cupcake so the future of our alliance is uncertain,” the caption read.

The post signed off “#HowDareYou” in reference to Thunberg’s powerful message to world leaders at a UN summit last month.


Esther became a social media sensation after her owners Derek and Steve Jenkins revealed she was sold as a micro pig, but they decided to keep her despite growing to be a full sized pig.

Esther now has two books dedicated to her and there’s even an upcoming feature film about her.

According to co-owner Steve, Thunberg has been an admirer of Esther for a long time and asked to visit her sanctuary in Ontario during her climate trip to Canada. 

The Swedish activist has been in North America since appearing at a UN conference at which she gave a rousing speech demanding action from world leaders over climate change.

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones,” she said.

“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.”

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Published by Oli Gross

Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation.



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