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#941 For love of a pig

By Cathryn Wellner / February 12, 2014

Although I do not normally join fan clubs, I just joined the one that honours Esther the Wonder Pig. In my farming days, I loved pigs. So I was curious about this large, porcine pet. With her expressive eyes, sensitive nose and big-hearted love, Esther is a media sensation. Her two human pals, Steve Jenkins […]

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#884 Pig to the rescue

By Cathryn Wellner / December 17, 2013

Some stories bear repeating, like the one about LuLu, the pot-bellied pig. Back in 1998 she was one of those unlucky creatures who were part of the craze for pet pigs. Someone thought she would make a great 40th-birthday gift for Jackie Altsman. When Jackie went whale watching on her next birthday, she asked her […]

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#399 Tale of the Tamworth Two

By Cathryn Wellner / August 20, 2012

Butch and Sundance may be outlaws to most of us, but to the people of Malmesbury they were Tamworth pigs. Their story inspired a BBC movie, The Legend of the Tamworth Two, but the best part of the tale is the happy ending. The two pig siblings had already arrived at the abattoir when their […]

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