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  • U.S. Pigs too fat for ham: Supersize your holiday dinner?
    U.S. pigs too fat for holiday hams: Why were pigs supersized beyond use?
    U.S. pigs are just too fat for the holiday hams that are the most popular size sold during the Thanksgiving through Christmas holiday. It is a good thing to fatten the holiday Turkey, but apparently it isn’t good to over stuff a pig to the...
  • Pigs Too Fat Ham
    Pigs too fat: Hams for Christmas? Not American pigs, those porkers are too fat
    It’s a sad state of affairs when American pigs are deemed too fat to be processed into holiday hams. Holiday times are when glazed ham roasts have their moment in the dinner table center spotlight. In fact, almost half of America’s...
  • The Johnson family with Tucker, their pet pig
    Family fights to keep pig as pet calling it a 'service animal' and not livestock
    WTVR television on Tuesday reported that a Chesterfield, Virginia family is fighting to keep their pet pig named Tucker. The Kunekune piglives inside the house and is considered a service animal instead of livestock. The fight has been going on...
  • Family Petting Zoo Closing
    Family Petting Zoo Closing
    Once upon a time there was a family petting zoo, with chickens and ducks and rabbits, as well as a pony, goats and a pot belly pig named Hamlet. They were very well taken care of, shelter, food and lots of love. Unfortunately due to financing...
  • 'Pig' the dog: Is this cutey a pig, a dog, or a little of both? (video)
    'Pig' the dog: Is this cutey a pig, a dog, or a little of both? (video)
    Let’s clarify right off the go – “Pig” is a dog, but she looks like a pig. “Pig” hops similar to a bunny, stands up and walks like a gorilla and spins her whole body round to see what’s next to her, much...
  • Pig may present the next best dog breeding tendency
    Pig may present the next best dog breeding tendency
    If you have never heard of or seen a “short-spine dog,” you may not believe that it is possible; perhaps someone is quick with Photoshop. Not true. In fact, this malformation had been denoted by the court painter David Klocker when he...
  • Sexy Bacon
    Makin' Bacon Sexy Again
    We’re bringing sexy back! It’s time to pull out that slab of thick cut smokehouse bacon and get creative. The stimulating saltiness, the glorious crunch and the overwhelming satisfaction makes for a great centerpiece of any meal. Treat...
  • Judges are getting tougher on animal abuse
    Judges are cracking down on animal abuse
    April is animal abuse awareness month and two judges are reiterating that in their sentences given to animal abusers. Benjamin Fullwood (24), from Georgia, and Tyler Scott Sanders (21), from Louisiana, are now serving 10-years on felony animal...
  • Raw ham
    Recipes: Slow Cooker Ham
    Many people have no idea from what part of the pig a real ham comes, they just know they like what they eat.Nonetheless, true hams are made from the leg of the pig – the butt end or shank end. The meat is then wet-cured in a brine solution,...
  • December 18 is National Roast Suckling Pig Day
    December 18 is National Roast Suckling Pig Day
    It is hard to believe that Dec. 18 is National Roast Suckling Pig Day when it is so close to the Christmas holiday when people are having so many other foods to eat. However, according to a website that charts days to celebrate, Dec. 18 has been...
  • Nebraska pig virus: Diarrhea virus slaying pigs, cost of pork increase possible
    Nebraska pig virus: Diarrhea virus slaying pigs, cost of pork increase possible
    A Nebraska pig virus is slaying pigs throughout the state this week, and this fatal diarrhea inducing virus — called the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) — is killing young piglets particularly due to fledgling immune systems....
  • Case closed: Sheldon the pig will remain with his family in Somers Point, NJ
    Charges Dropped: Update on Sheldon the pig from Somers Point, NJ
    A pig named Sheldon from Somers Point, New Jersey stole the spotlight - and a lot of hearts.His owner, Susannah Morgan Slaughter, received a violation notice concerning having Sheldon as a pet. Basically, they told her he had to go.Read original...
  • The inspirational story of a wheelchair bound pig aired on Komo News
    The inspirational story of a wheelchair bound pig aired on Komo News
    On May 31, 2013 Komo News aired the story of a little pig from Sumterville, Fla. that is both inspirational and heart warming. When the pig was born in January he was brought to Dr. Len Lucero to see if there was any hope for the piglet or if it...
  • Two-headed pig in China born with 1 eye, 2 snouts, 2 ears: Piglet Polyphemus
    Two-headed pig in China born with 1 eye, 2 snouts, 2 ears: Piglet Polyphemus
    The two-headed pig born with two snouts, two ears, and one shared eye will most likely not end up on someone’s dinner table in China but rather in some stories that will be passed down from generation to generation in the village in Jiujiang...
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    Weekly Bump: Soccer stars, Swine, Pork and Belly
    Monday BurritosAnna's Taqueria in Brookline has been having a fun "celebrity roller" series, with guest burrito rollers who come in and help raise money to support the Boston Children's Hospital.This Monday, March 18th, A.J....