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New Yorkers boldly
flout law to keep pigs

Associated Press, by Jake Pearson

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/22/2013 9:03:37 AM

NEW YORK — Pigs have long gotten a bad rap. The four-legged ungulates are considered so messy and stinky that they´re synonymous with slovenliness: Eat too much and you´re pigging out. Forget to clean up and your house is a pig pen. And when is a pig happiest? That stigma is perhaps no greater than in New York City, where high-rises and apartments are hardly hospitable to pigs. The city´s health code forbids keeping them as pets, forcing pig owners to operate in secret — or boldly take the risk an unhappy neighbor might squeal. "People think it´s weird

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The best part is that they taste good too.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/22/2013 9:12:20 AM     (No. 9238225)

I didn´t know it was illegal.

Last Fall, when I was on my way home from B&B, I saw someone on E. 17th St. walking a pig on a leash.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 3/22/2013 9:29:55 AM     (No. 9238263)

As long as you don´t feed your pig a 32-oz. Big Gulp, Mayor Bloomie will leave you alone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 3/22/2013 9:34:26 AM     (No. 9238279)

New Yorkers can elect pigs like Bloomberg, Cuomo, Clinton, Schumer, and Weiner, but they can´t have a pig in their own home as a pet?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/22/2013 10:20:44 AM     (No. 9238379)

There´s another weiner joke in there somewhere.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/22/2013 10:23:43 AM     (No. 9238390)

Worst comes to worst, you can always......Nevermind.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/22/2013 10:23:46 AM     (No. 9238391)

The only good part of this pathetic situation is that NY´orkers keep politicians as pets...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rollingcow, 3/22/2013 10:47:24 AM     (No. 9238444)

Okay, call me weird, but I grew up on a farm and we had a few pigs. Maybe ours were just strange, but I found them to be dirty, mean and the odors they emit are sometimes pretty vile. I know that if you fall into horse or cow dung (can I say that?) you can wash out the smell no problem, but if you get pig dung on anything you should probably just burn it. I could never imagine having a pig for a pet.
Mrs. Cow

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 3/22/2013 11:09:30 AM     (No. 9238504)

These so called miniature pigs can get larger than most dogs and their habits aren´t really suitable for urban life.

There is also a growing movement to keep backyard poultry. Chickens can be fun to watch, don´t need a lot of space and have the benefit of producing fresh eggs. Some municipalities have changed their ordinances to allow urban residents to keep chickens but not roosters.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: manitouman, 3/22/2013 11:19:12 AM     (No. 9238532)

Just wait until these goofs get tired of smelling used pig feed and let the animals go. It´ll be like 1850 in Chicago.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Uno, 3/22/2013 11:38:44 AM     (No. 9238591)

Do we really need another story about Hillary?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 3/22/2013 6:35:26 PM     (No. 9239200)

Pigs cease to be charming and engaging at about 30 pounds. Often intelligent, but vicious when threatened. Like those on the left.

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