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Re: RC: In defense of pigs

I agree, our potbelly pig sleeps in the laundry room and brings her blanket 
out each night to watch TV.  Of course Green Acres and Animal Planet are her 

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>To: "" <>
>Subject: RC:  In defense of pigs
>Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 23:34:34 -0800
>Sorry guys, I know this is not endurance related but have to add my 2 cents 
>here. Pigs are the 4th most smartest mammals on our planet (humans, 
>monkeys, dolphins and pigs). My potbelly Lester is a prime example of pig 
>intelligence!! Kind of explains why they avoided those traps Connie!! They 
>are very social, creative, affectionate animals and don't deserve in the 
>least the bad rap people give them. They are considered dirty mostly 
>because of the enviornment they are usually forced to live in. Lester has 
>no odor (never gets a bath, but he is also nuerted, boars can smell) fleas 
>won't touch that rough skin and they are very hardy animals. No doubt in my 
>mind they cause much damage to water sheds etc...But then we have that same 
>old question, if not native to the area, who brought them here? and if they 
>are native, loss of habitat and predators have upset the balance. Seems to 
>a pretty common problem nowadays...I volunteer at at a PBP sanctuary (yes 
>there a quite a few of them due to the pot belly pig craze in the 80's) and 
>some of the abuses inflicted on these animals are horrific..blow torches, 
>deformities from starvation, beatings me a bleeding heart if you 
>will, but i also own 2 slaughter bound horses, rescued dogs and Lester.
>Have to say though, Lester has won my heart like no other animal I've ever 
>owned. Next time any of you are around a pig, take a moment to look into 
>their eyes, you can literaly see the intelligence looking back at you.....
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