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  • Giggles the Pig
    Giggles the Pig runs for Mayor in Flint, Michigan
    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A murderer, a felon, and a pig run for Mayor. Wait, that’s not a joke, that’s actually what’s happening in Flint, Michigan. And when we say “pig,” we actually mean the...
  • Royal Mangalitsa piglets
    LA Chefs’ Suppliers – Winkler Wooly Pigs Farm Part 4 of 4
    Part four of a four part series. Please click here for Part One.Toward the beginning of this past November of 2014, eight four and a half month old pigs arrived at Tim Winkler’s Wooly Pigs Farm in Northern California. The four boars and four...
  • NYPD investigating
    Report: NYPD investigating threats to kill cops on New Year's Eve
    A viral report posted Wednesday at DNAInfo New York says the NYPD is investigating several threats leveled against police officers. According to sources, several gang members on social media called for turning New Year's Eve into "Kill a...
  • They eat what?
    Don't worry: Retrospective study says no hep E from feeding blood to pigs
    One of the broadly undiscussed facets of modern agriculture is the feeding of blood products to animals that are naturally vegetarian. Spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP), for example, is fed to pigs worldwide. Scientists have recently become...
  • In the woods with the Mangalista pigs at Winkler Wooly Pigs
    LA Chefs’ Suppliers – Winkler Wooly Pigs Farm Part 2 of 4
    Part two of a four part series. Please click here for Part One.A little over an hour north of San Francisco, Tim Winkler of Winkler Wooly Pigs currently breeds and raises Mangalista pigs on five different properties. At his home base in Windsor,...
  • 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...
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