Tao Lu, a farmer in southern China, posted the pictures of a mother pig who gave birth to a brood of 19 babies, 1 out of which was suffering from massive birth defects. Piglet was having a severe craniofacial deformity. Pictures of poor piglet became viral and made a big news worldwide.
The pictures of the runt of the litter were so scary and bizarre that I got goosebumps. And After watching these pictures, I'm sure you will also feel the same.
Tao Lu became famous and became a local celebrity after photos of deformed piglet were published in a local newspaper.
Tao Lu was approached by a dozen of buyers who were curious to buy the piglet. Some even offered money more than he would have ever got after selling the rest of the piglets. However, Tao Lu thought of raising the piglet by his own.
But, it was really sad to know that the piglet was rejected by its mother and was not even fed by her.
Because of not getting fed, piglet died after only a couple of days. The reason behind piglet's severe deformity can be due to various genetic mutations, environmental factors and nutrient deficiencies.