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  • Pigs are highly intelligent creatures that are sometimes kept as pets.
    Facts about pigs
    Farming is an integral part of society across many cultures. Animals like pigs, chickens, cows, goats, and sheep have been used by humans for so long that they are now regarded as being “domestic animals,” especially those that can be...
  • 'Pig Rassle': Come on St. Patrick, are there no other humane charitable events?
    'Pig Rassle': Come on St. Patrick, are there no other humane charitable events?
    An online petition has garnered more than 70,000 signatures of supporters wanting to ban the contentious sport of pig wrestling; a "sporting" event where teams line up in mud-filled arenas and have to move a pig from one point to another...
  • Pig Wrestle
    Group Announces Lawsuit Against Abusive Church
    STEPHANSVILLE, Wis. - Despite international criticism, St. Patrick's Parish say they will not cancel plans to host a pig wrestling contest, which animal rights activists are calling cruel.An online petition that has nearly 60,000 signatures...
  • Pig virus forces bacon prices to rise
    Bacon prices up: Deadly pig virus forces prices up, job cuts in pork industry
    The price of bacon is up due to a new virus that is killing millions of baby pigs.ABC News reports that bacon prices have risen by more than 10 percent due to a new virus known as "porcine epidemic diarrhea" (PED).The virus reportedly...
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    Farm Sanctuary ad revealed pigs are great gamers
    On March 25, Farm Sanctuary released a new stop-motion animation ad about pigs. Since “Pigs are friends, not food” was released, it has received over 30k views. Of course, Internet trolls have chimed in on the comment section of the...
  • Wuzzle
    A passion for pigs
    What is it about these snub nosed, barrel bodied, cloven hooved denizens of the barnyard that captures the hearts and imaginations of so many people? The pig that most people fall in love with is pink, for one thing. Who doesn't love a pink...
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    Deadly pig virus spreads across the United States and Canada
    A very contagious pig virus is increasing across the nation’s farm belt. Specifically, the pig virus is the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus, according to a Reuters report on Friday.Beef Recall Continues: Rancho Feeding Corp.For...
  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary on Downton Abbey.
    ‘Downton Abbey’ season 4 episode 6: Lady Mary slops in the mud to save her bacon
    It was a downright dirty mess on last night’s episode of “Downton Abbey” as Lady Mary took to the mud trying to save her pigs. Season four is turning out to be full of many surprises for the Crawley family. Episode six aired on...
  • Pet pig causes worry as neighbors phone police over 'screams'
    Pet pig causes worry as neighbors phone police over 'screams'
    A pet pig in China, Maine caused neighbors to call police after they heard frightening "screams." According to a video report from Huff Post Live, police were alerted about these screams and rushed over to the home but they didn't...
  • Glow-in-the-dark pigs created
    Chinese researchers develop glow-in-the- dark pigs
    Even with all the jokes and fairy tales about pigs, there isn't one about glow-in-the-dark pigs. Recently, Chinese scientists at the South China Agricultural University, genetically created 10 pigs that have a green hue when dark. The ability...
  • Dead and emaciated animals found in Roy, Wash.
    Dead and emaciated animals found in Roy, Wash.
    On Tuesday, Dec. 24, Yelm online news reported that Pierce County Animal Control seized more than a dozen animals after finding them emaciated at an abandoned farm in Roy last Friday.According to Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, whose office...
  • Circovirus in dogs
    Deadly virus affecting dogs across the country
    USAToday reported on Friday evening that a deadly virus called circovirusis killing dogs across the country. There is no vaccine available, and an infected dog can die within days of contracting the virus.Because of the severity of the disease,...
  • New Jerseyans asked to support S.1921
    Animal advocates and their dogs rally for pigs in New Jersey
    New Jersey-based animal advocates, led by the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), and The HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) will rally at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New .Jersey...
  • NJ S1921 Gestation Crate Bill
    New Jerseyans are urged to contact legislators to support override of crate bill
    Remember the times you experienced cabin fever, stuck in your home because of a snowstorm? Consider the pigs that spend their entire lives confined in a crate unable to move an inch in any direction. Unfortunately these pigs go insane from boredom...
  • European hunter-gatherers acquired domesticated pigs from nearby farmers as early as 4600 BC, according to new evidence. The domesticated pigs had different colored and spotted coats.
    First evidence that European hunter-gatherers owned pigs discovered
    Researchers from Durham and Aberdeen universities led an international group of paleontologists and anthropologist in the discovery of verifiable artifacts that show European hunter-gatherers had pigs as far back as 6,600 years ago and that they...