Gallery: NYC Pig Owners Fight to Keep Their Beloved Pets, Wilbur and Pe...

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Danielle Forgione and her family love their pig Petey, who is named after her brother who perished in a motorcycle crash last year. But the New York Health Department is citing a health code law prohibiting people from keeping pigs as pets and, according to Forgione, is threatening to take Petey away. While having a farm animal as a four-legged friend is a bit unusual, there are owners out there who argue that pigs are just as loving and safe to keep as dogs or cats, and they’re fighting to get the city to overturn the legislation that could make them part with their beloved pets.

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