English Culture Videos

"Rescued Animals"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

According the the video, some people have the misconception that pigs are _____ animals.

Uh, some people feel that they're very dirty animals, but they're very, in many ways, very social animals, they're very easy to train.

The pig's diet includes mainly _______.

And, uh, they have a special diet, and he eats a lot of different vegetables.

Volunteers at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary help pigs get exercise by _____.

And, uh, also, what we're going to do in a few minutes after we take him for a little walk.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

From the list below, which animals are often kept as pets in your area or country? If not, what could be the reasons why they are not considered pets? Then, select one of the animals and use the Internet to find out information on how to best care for the animal including ideas related to shelter, bedding, food and nutrition, compatibility with other animals, its average lifespan, and ideals on how to train the animal.

dog, cat, bird, lizard, rabbit, pig, horse, snake

Video Script

We're here at Piggy Paradise, uh, at, uh, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and right now, we're walking this little pig, and uh, there are a lot of misconceptions about pigs. Uh, some people feel that they're very dirty animals, but they're very, in many ways, very social animals, they're very easy to train. Some people say they're easier to train than dogs. And, uh, they have a special diet, and he eats a lot of different vegetables, uh, and uh, they try to give him exercise every day. And, uh, also, what we're going to do in a few minutes after we take him for a little walk is we're going to, uh, you know, give him a rub, brush his hair a little bit . . . his bristles, and uh, we're just, uh, seeing this very interesting area of Best Friends.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary(bestfriends.org) also cares for rabbits, pigs, and exotic birds. Take a look at their Web site for more information.]