Project Piggy Paradise

By Edgar's Mission

Campaign Completed on
02-04-2015

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Please note our Chuffed Crowd Funding Campaign is now closed. If you would like to donate to Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary please click here.


Stop what you are doing. Leon Trotsky has a 'wheely' important message!


Thank you! He is, after all, a pig of few words. But we would like to add our own personal hoopla of thanks. We did it!!!! Or more importantly, you did it!!! Thanks to the amazing support of our wonderful Edgar's Mission fans and your belief in our work, Project Piggy Paradise can become a reality. Last night at 7.42pm precisely we eclipsed our target goal of $100,000. 'Yee ha!' Leon Trotsky oinks, as he trots down the paddock to share the good news with his piggy pals.

On a serious note, Project Piggy Paradise will not only provide our rescued piggies with shelter, shade, warmth, showers, veterinary treatment areas and the like, it will also serve to inspire much needed change in the way pigs are viewed in our wider society. With our farm gates now open to the public (by appointment only) people will be able to see the unique and endearing personalities of pigs shine through, and they will no doubt come to see these quirky creatures as so much more than the before of a ham sandwich. So in the immortal oinks of Leon, thanks a million!

Do not fear, if you have not already made your pledge you have until 10.00pm April 2nd, Australian Eastern Standard Time to do so. It will also be your last chance to secure your copy of our beautiful coffee table book, entitled 'Perfect Pigs'. All additional funds will go towards our pig enrichment and rescue operations fund. And finally, a huge oink of thanks to Lush, industry leaders in kindness for their amazing donation of $17,000 yet to be added to Project Piggy Paradise total.

Party Pig!


So Leon, what do you want for your birthday?

Your very own orchestra? Tick

Your very own Birthday cake? Tick

People to dance around and have fun? Tick

People to realise pigs are for lovin, not the oven? We're working hard on that one…

People to donate $10 to your Birthday Bucks Bash? Your answer goes here J

Please help little Leon celebrate his first birthday, something so very few farm pigs ever get to do. And in true Leon style, he will ensure that all his piggy pals here at Edgar's Mission enjoy the spoils.

Project Piggy Paradise Update - March 24th

Good, better, best….


"Good, better, best. Never let it rest until my good is better and I've built the best pig barn possible". This interesting take on this oft-quoted rhyme is now my mantra and with your help we can make it happen. Since Edgar Alan Pig trotted into my life in 2003 every single day has been committed to making the world a kinder place for both humans and animals.

With the acquisition of this most picturesque property, which would not have been possible without the amazing, generous and loving support of kind hearts such as yours, my sights have now turned to creating Piggy Paradise. A place where our rescued pigs can romp until their hearts are content, complete with an amazing barn to house them in and protect them from the elements.

This grand design comes complete with stables for snoozing, storage areas for the sweet smelling hay and soft spongy straw and a special animal husbandry area for the safe completion of piggy pedicures and delicate dentals (all necessary to ensure the wellbeing of our porcine pals). We even plan on having a special coolroom for storage of vegetables and fruits to prevent spoilage and, at little Leon Trotsky's insistence, a sensor activated piggy shower!

Leon and I are just so excited about the prospect of creating piggy paradise, the benefits of which are many – not only for our porcine pals but to inspire much-needed change in the way pigs are viewed in our world. And as a token of our appreciation of your support for this exciting project, we have some 'wheely wheely' cool perks lined up for you including a beautiful limited edition coffee table book which captures the beauty, sensitivity and splendour of our amazing pigs. We are sure this book, titled "Perfect Pigs" will one day become a much sought after collector's item.

So trotters up, are you in? Leon and I sure hope so!

Thank you gifts:

Please note:
  • Donations over $2 are tax deductible*
  • Additional donations can be made at the checkout page
  • International book orders please select 'Friends Over The Ocean'

$25 - High Five, Friend!
Digital high five from Leon Trotsky

$50 – You've got a Friend in me.
Become Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy and receive an email Buddy Pack, featuring a certificate and some 'wheely' great pics of your new pal! Plus, you will also receive a digital high five from Leon Trotsky.

$89 EARLY BIRD –
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
Receive our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs (includes free shipping in Australia - International book orders please select 'Friends Over The Ocean').

$129 – A Good Book and a Good Friend – Two of Life's Greatest Gifts!
And we've got you covered! Receive our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy free for a year (pack sent via email).
(Includes book at discounted price of $79, free shipping in Australia, plus a $50 tax deductible donation towards the new pig barn.

$129 – EARLY BIRD - Friends Over The Ocean!
Receive our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy free for a year (pack sent via email). Please contact us if you would like to order more than one copy.
(Includes book at discounted price of $79 and free worldwide shipping)

$150 - EARLY BIRD -
Twice as Nice!
Receive not one but TWO limited edition coffee table books, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy (pack sent via email). (includes free shipping in Australia - Australia only!)

$250 –
Snout of this World!
Receive your very own Snout Art, painted by Leon Trotsky and his pals, PLUS our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy (pack sent via email).
(Includes snout art print, book at discounted price and a tax deductible donation towards the barn of $121).

$500 –
Fit for a King (or Queen)! (x10)

Sponsor a day bed in Piggy Paradise, where our porcine residents can lie and soak up the sun's warm rays (fans and peeled grapes optional). We will hang a plaque on the bed with your name on it. Plus receive our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy (pack sent via email). (Free Worldwide Shipping)
(Includes book at discounted price of $79 and a tax deductible donation of $421)

$1000 Willing and Stable! (x15)
Sponsor a stable in our Piggy Paradise Barn. We will hang a plaque on the stable door with your name on it. Plus receive our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy (pack sent via email).
(Includes book at discounted price of $79 and a tax deductible donation of $921) (Free Worldwide Shipping).

$2500 – Shower our Pigs with Kindness! (x2)
Sponsor the custom-made, snout-activated shower in our Piggy Paradise Barn. We will hang a plaque above the shower with your name on it. Plus receive our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy (pack sent via email). (Free Worldwide Shipping)
(Includes 2 books at discounted price of $150 and a tax deductible donation of $2,350)

$5000 - Take Your Kindness to Lofty New Heights!

Sponsor the hay loft in our Piggy Paradise Barn, which will store our resident porcines' tasty hay and soft, comfy straw. We will hang a plaque in the hay loft with your name on it. Plus receive 2 copies of our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy (pack sent via email).

$5000 - Bridge Over Tranquil Water (SOLD OUT)
Sponsor the Piggy Paradise Pier. We will hang a plaque on the pier with your name on it. Plus receive our limited edition coffee table book, complete with breathtaking photographs of our happy resident pigs, as well as becoming Leon Trotsky's Best Buddy (pack sent via email).
(Includes 2 books at discounted price of $150 and a tax deductible donation of $4,850)

Edgar's Mission is a registered DGR charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.*


This campaign only runs for 35 days

Please donate and share NOW to help make Piggy Paradise come to life!


Edgar's Mission is a registered national not-for-profit organisation.
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* Terms and Conditions
If you select a perk when you give your support, we'll be in touch with you after the campaign finishes with a follow-up. In the meantime, if you have any questions about your donation, please email us.

Perfect Pigs Coffee Table Book is not tax deductible.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and receipts will be issued to you via email. If you select a perk that includes a coffee table book, your receipt will reflect the price of the book and the donation separately.

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