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China's celebrity earthquake pig exposes sensitivities

- This was supposed to be a feel-good story about a pig that became a national icon after surviving a devastating earthquake 10 years ago in China's southwestern province of Sichuan.

Landlord found out tenant had 700-pound pig living inside home

Gainsborough - A landlord in England was shocked when he found out his tenant ended up moving in a 700-pound Vietnamese potbellied pig.

Woman eats pig to avoid paying child support

A woman in Russia faces up to two years in jail because she ate her own pig in an attempt to avoid paying child support.

Concern in France over pig virus

The French government is to announce that it will suspend pig-related imports from a number of countries as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus.

‘Armored’ pig survives ax, bullet, while worker ends in hospital

Temuco - An unusual incident occurred in a rural area of the locality of Lliu Lliu near the town of Villarrica, in Chile; a man attempted to sacrifice one of his pigs with a gun, but one of his workers ended in hospital injured by a rebounding bullet.

Pig with two heads born in China

A pig with two-heads was born in China earlier this week. It is said that the pig was born on April 10 in a village in Jiujiang.

One Million Moms claim Geico ad promotes bestiality

A self proclaimed children's advocacy group is upset with a recent Geico television commercial, claiming it promotes bestiality.

Video: Pig plays lifeguard to baby goat

He probably won't be cast in any Baywatch remakes, but a pig played the part of lifeguard when a baby goat got stuck in a pond at a petting zoo.

Op-Ed: Is it a pig, a dog or something more sinister?

New York - A strange creature was discovered washed up on New York beach. Bloggers are speculating what this creature might be. Some think it is a dog or pig, others think it is something more sinister.

Op-Ed: This little piggy goes to the bank

Everyone has or has had a piggy bank in their life, but now piggy bank takes on a whole, new meaning as one piggy literally went to the bank. Fortunately, it did not take any money with it.

Video: Pig born without back legs walks upright on front legs

Mengcheng - The video of an incredibly gutsy pig born without hind legs but has learned to get around by walking nimbly on its two front legs has gone viral online.

City refuses boy's plea to keep pet pig

Midland - A city council in the US has decided that a boy with severe allergies to many animals should be parted from his well-trained pet – a miniature pig.

Pigs cleaning up poisonous acorns in New Forest

Pigs are busy making the UK’s New Forest safe for other animals. They are gobbling up green acorns, which are poisonous to horses, ponies and cattle.

And this little piggy got rescued Special

Watkins Glen - Although it probably didn’t seem like it at the time, falling off of the back of a transport truck was one of the best things to happen to a six-week-old piglet this summer.

Cigarettes might contain pig blood

Traces of pig's blood could be included in some cigarettes, warns an Australian academic. He also cautions that religious groups would find its hidden presence "very offensive".

Boo, the pig, saved in the nick of time

Boo the pig's life was nearing an end after being stolen from Seffner, Florida's Future Farmers of America program at Armwood High School.

Paris Hilton's plans to buy a pig, angers animal rights activists

Paris Hilton is planning to buy a pot-bellied pig and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are upset by her decision.

Egyptian minister: Source of pigs is Jews

A new Egyptian fatwa has proclaimed that the origin of all the existing pigs in this world is Jews because they are the one cursed by almighty Allah.

Fear of Flu Quarantines Afghanistan’s Only Pig

The only pig in Afghanistan lives alone in a locked room at the Kabul zoo, far away from the deer and goats who used to graze alongside him. Read on for more details about this very lonely little piggy.

Pigs also have H1N1: First cases found in Canada

First known case of pigs infected with the new swine flu virus has been identified in a Canadian firm as number of swine flu cases across the world is gradually rising with 19 deaths in Mexico and one in United States.

Australian Farmer: 'It's safer kissing a pig than your partner'

A pig farmer in Australia is upset over calls that pork trade should be banned or limited because of the “Swine flu.” He said pigs are much safer than humans.

Op-Ed: McCain Said 'Lipstick on a Pig' at Least Three Times

Republican presidential candidate, John McCain, and his campaign were outraged when Barack Obama used the phrase “lipstick on a pig.” But McCain himself has used this phrase at least three times, including one time against Hillary Clinton.

Op-ed: Mini Pigs Hit The Market

This year mini pigs are coming to the market. And if celebrities start buying these cute little pint size pigs, then you can be certain that it will become quite fashionable for everyone to own one.

Chinese Piglet Born With Six Legs - Photo Included

A few days ago a piglet was born in China with six legs. No really, it has six legs.

World's Smartest Pig "Bowls" on Letterman

Valentine's Performing Pigs is a traveling education show that performs at state fairs, schools and science centers nationwide.

My Three New Sons: Pig Adopts Bengal Tiger Cubs

When three newborn tiger cubs were rejected by their mother, zoo officials tried everything they could think of to wean the cubs.

Posh victim of pig attack

Victoria Beckham attacked by pigs! Well sort of.

It's Not All "Golden" Sunshine & Light in this Year of the Pig!

Feng shui experts warn that conflicting "Pig" year elements fire and water may cause havoc.

Chinese have a ball for seniors

The largest Chinese New Year gala in North America was held in Toronto last night and raised more than $1 million for seniors in the GTA. The 2007 Dragon Ball at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, celebrating the Year of the Pig, is a fundraising event

China ushers in year of the pig

People across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year - China's most important festival. The year of the pig is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity
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This video features the experiment that was deployed on Feb 26, 2012.
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Lechon, from Cebu in the Philippines
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From the Hongshan culture, though to be the first representation of the Chinese dragon
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A Geico insurance commercial featuring Maxwell the pig and a woman.
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Screencap from video showing the pig's owner attempting to kill the pig with a gun. The pig survived.
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A piglet at the petting zoo, University of Guelph 2009.
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A photo showing a domestic pig
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A slab of cured pork
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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A baby Wild Boar (Sus scrofa).
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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Hero pig and rescue goat climb out of the petting zoo pond.
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