In 2012, Julia gave birth to 16 piglets three days after being rescued from a factory farm. Unlike her previous litters, Julia was allowed to care for her piglets in safe, peaceful, bucolic conditions. Julia lived at Farm Sanctuary for the remainder of her life.
Farm Sanctuary, founded in 1986, was the first of its kind, focusing on the rescue, care, and advocacy of animals raised for food. Today, there are hundreds of farm animal sanctuaries throughout the world.