Keeping The Herd Together In Brexit Uncertainties

by Michael Maughan in Derby, Derbyshire, England

£356

raised of £3,500 target

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by December 15th 2018 at 9:35pm

We need to move to the EU before Brexit day in March, or risk not being able to bring our pet pigs, who will have different rules, with us.

by Michael Maughan in Derby, Derbyshire, England

'Ludwig', our potbelly pig, has been our pride and joy since he was eight weeks old (over six years ago!). We have been living in Britain for four years now and initially had planned to settle here. We found work quickly enough, made friends and adopted a pig brother 'Wilbur' and a cat brother 'Morty' to keep Ludwig  company.

But Brexit has thrown a spanner (wrench) into the works, and recent developments and dialogues with people more informed than us on the export of exotic pets, have revealed that unless we want to run a very real risk of not being able to take our boys with us when we move to the EU, which may soon be more a requirement than a choice, then the smart decision is to make sure we all move before Brexit day, the end of March 2019. (I am Canadian and am thus able to reside here on the extension of my Spouse's EU Rights, who is German.)

Unfortunately this does not leave us with much more time to save up to cover the cost to transport our animals, as we had anticipated that either our own rights to live and work in England would have been secured by now, or that we could remain at least until the end of the negotiated extension period (Dec 2020).

With your help we will be able to obtain a suitable van, and carry out the modifications to it that meet the requirements for animal transport, as this is not only much cheaper than hiring professionals to move them, but should also make the journey less traumatic for them.

To show our gratitude for your contribution, we will send you a truly unique earth-friendly gift (SWAG), with the theme of our little herd. Items range from keychains and pendants containing a genuine hog bristle (for luck), to mugs, calendars, motivational T-shirts to original art work! Whether you are a philanthropist and animal lover or simply a fan of Ludwig, there is a special gift for you, or a loved one that loves pigs!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

Thank You Magnet

A handy little magnet to say Thank You for helping us out. 52x74 mm

£7 or more

Motivational Poster (HOPE LOVE WORK SOAR)

Original Pig themed Motivational Poster (HOPE LOVE WORK SOAR) professionally printed in A3 Format.

£12 or more

Boar And Snowflake Charm Earrings

Small silver charms (one snowflake and one boar) suspended by a fine chain to elegantly dangle from kidney style earwires. Silver Plated 8cm chain

£15 or more

2019 Wall Calendar

Custom printed A4 wall calendars featuring a glimpse into the True Life of Housepigs in full colour photography.

£16 or more

Motivational T-Shirt

T-Shirts bearing original motivational 'HOPE LOVE WORK SOAR' artwork. Classic black print on white cotton look. Chest sizes: S (34/36"), M (38"), L (40/42"), XL (44/46"), XXL (48/50").

£18 or more

0 of 900 claimed

Original Watercolour Print (HOPE LOVE WORK OR SOAR

Choose your favourite Original Piggy Design in the HOPE LOVE WORK or SOAR and I will hand stencil it. On the back each print will be signed by the artist ( in pencil ) and will be marked with its edition number out of 1000. Watercolour on 17.5 x 23.5cm 300mg paper.

£20 or more

0 of 200 claimed

Boar Bristle Keychain

Keychain with corked plexiglass vial containing original boar bristle and two charms (one boar and one snowflake) suspended via silver plated jewlery chain. Vial size: 7.5cm x 1cm Boar Charm: 2cm x 1cm Snowflake Charm: 1.5 cm dia.

£25 or more

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Original Canvas Print (HOPE LOVE WORK OR SOAR)

Choose your favourite Original Piggy Design in the HOPE LOVE WORK or SOAR and I will hand stencil it in black acrylic on top of a hand painted canvas, bringing an additional level of depth and atmosphere to each design. The back of each canvas will be signed by the artist ( in pencil ) and will be marked with its edition number out of 1000. Acrylic on 20x25cm canvas.

£30 or more

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Elegant Bristle Pendant Necklace

Corked glass pendant containing one genuine pig bristle on 45cm sliver plated necklace with two silver charms, one boar and one snowflake attached to the pendant. Main chain: 45cm Short Chain: 8cm Vial: 7.5cm x 1cm dia. Hog Charm: 2cm x 1cm Snowflake: 1.5cm

£45 or more

PIGGY HAMPER!!!

1 Boar Bristle Keychain, 1 Wall Calendar, 2 Shirts, Ceramic Piggy Snack Bowl (filled with vegatarian friendly piggy treats)! Hand printed wrapping paper and Card! PICK UP ONLY (DERBY DE22 3RZ) Chest sizes: S (34/36"), M (38"), L (40/42"), XL (44/46"), XXL (48/50").

£50 or more

Set of 4 Watercolour Prints (HOPE LOVE WORK SOAR)

You will receive each Original Piggy Design in the HOPE LOVE WORK SOAR in the watercolour addition. On the back each print will be signed by the artist ( in pencil ) and will be marked with its edition number out of 1000, of which the first 100 will be sold as sets. (17.5 x 23.5 cm on 300mg paper)

£80 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Set of 4 Original Acrylic Canvas Prints

Receive the entire HOPE LOVE WORK SOAR hand stenciled in black acrylic on hand painted canvas, bringing an additional level of depth and atmosphere to each design. The back of each canvas will be signed by the artist ( in pencil ) and will be marked with its edition number out of 1000. Acrylic on 20x25cm canvas.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Single Snout Print

Minimalistic yet elegant this white canvas with a single carbon snoutprint (roughly) centered, is a great conversation starter. Who is the Artist, the girl behind the canvas or the owner of the snout that applied the carbon? How do we define art? Carbon on White Canvas 25x20 cm

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

LARGE DOUBLE SNOUT CANVAS

Clean and Elegant two carbon snoutprints on white Canvas. Though highly minimalistic at first glance, a close up inspection yields a strong sense of individualism conveyed by each snoutprint, much like a signature. Most certainly a conversational piece and a fine work of modern art. On the back each canvas will be signed by the artist and marked with its edition number out of 10.


Let's make 'Keeping The Herd Together In Brexit Uncertainties' happen