At the wrap barbecue for Babe II, producer Chris Miller confirmed that none of the trio of ‘adorably cute’ piglets featured in the movie had been harmed in any way.
“But afterwards,” he continued, “they were knocked unconscious with a stun gun before being quickly strung up by the legs and stabbed a couple of times with an 8 to 10 inch blade? That’s to allow them to bleed out into a bucket? Preferably a pretty big one because they swing about quite a bit, what with all the twitching they’re still doing. It’s really kinda interesting?”
Never mind those animal rights nutters outside the gate, he grinned at John Malkovich, as he scoffed a second juicy helping of one of the three piglets that played Babe’s feisty daughter. “Adorably tender,’ he moaned as he chewed.