Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins live in Toronto and adopted a “mini pig” when a friend offered the animal to them. The pig was not meant to weigh more than 70 lbs (32 kg) at full size, which is why the piglet was allowed to live in the house. However, Esther, didn’t stop growing as she was supposed to and now weighs a massive 530 lbs (240 kg).
Esther inspired the roommates to stop eating bacon and start a shelter for abused and abandoned commercial farm animals called, “The Esther Effect Farm Animal Sanctuary”. Interestingly Esther loves playing with toys, thinks she is one of the dogs, sleeps on a double bed at night and is able to open food cabinets!