Edgar's Mission, Lancefield

Edgar Alan Pig was the one who started it all!

The story goes...

The arrival of James Cromwell, ‘Farmer Hoggett’ from the hit movie “Babe”, in Australia in May 2003 represented a golden opportunity to highlight the plight of pigs. James, a passionate animal activist, readily agreed. It was decided it would be a good idea to get a photograph of James and a pig.

Great idea, but where do we get a pig from? An approach to a children’s farm revealed that if we parted with $150 they would be happy to let James have his photo taken with a pig.

Edgar Alan Pig undercover!

“Pigs!” was uttered and we then had the brilliant idea of “procuring our own pig”. And procure we did from a piggery, a landrace large white cross whom we named Edgar Alan Pig. After the photo shoot we planned to find a sanctuary for young Edgar to live out his days, but after one night with him we were hooked. So we eventually created that sanctuary and called it “Edgar’s Mission”. Life changed forever.

Edgar’s humble ability to champion the cause of pigs saw him become the first of what is a legacy of activist pigs who now all call Edgar’s Mission home sweet home.

Sadly, Edgar passed on shortly after his 7th birthday party. He will be missed beyond words but, his mission will continue.
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  • Edgar’s Mission is simply a heavenly place on this Earth and the tranquility, peace and love can be felt the minute you arrive. My Mother and I did a Premium Tour and every moment was heart-warming, e...  more »
  • This is a superb venture, a farm of i think over 50 acres, caring for over 500 rescued animals....sheep, goats, cows, chickens, and several other species. A not-for-profit company. Eight workers, abou...  more »
  • Fantastic experience! I highly recommend everyone go and support this important and compassionate organisation. Great guide, tour, facilities and message. Most importantly the animals are provided a safe and healthy environment where they can feel comfortable, cared for and they can enjoy themselves. Some of the animals clearly love some human interactions, especially when pats, rubs, scratches and food are involved. It is important people visit places like this to appreciate that fellow animals want to feel safe and happy too.
  • The Edgar's Mission Sanctuary is a place full of live, happiness, empathy and kindness!  It took us a few months to book the tickets because all the tours sell out quickly, but it is worth it. They offer free, premium, or VIP tours. We had a premium tour and we loved it!  Our guide, Kyle, knew all animal names! He introduced to us lots of them, explaining us their sad life before becoming members of the sanctuary. Kyle was very compassionate and friendly when talking to or about them. His non-human tour assistant, Ruby, stayed all the time with the group, looking for cuddles and love! She, as the rest of her mates, had a horrible past too but now she is the happiest dog I have ever seen. It is a great experience to visit the Sanctuary, meet the animals, feed them and cuddle them... However, it is even more important to empathise, look at them to the eyes and feel the harm we have caused by simply eating a steak or drinking a glass of milk.

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