Over there, pet loving Brits are snapping up teacup piglets at over $1000 a pop as fast as grown up pigs can produce them. They weigh about nine ounces at birth and top out at about sixty five pounds at around two years of age. They are, according to UK breeder, Jane Croft," about the size of a small spaniel" when full grown. She also swears they are intelligent, loving and make wonderful pets.
Maybe so, but I am definitely not in the market for one. They are cute, but when I look at them, honestly, all I see is bacon on the hoof. It's like making a pet out of a chicken. I just can't befriend an animal I am going to eat, especially at over $1000 a pop. I'm sorry, but for me a pig is not a pet. It's a meal--definitely bacon on the hoof. Yes, I know that there are places in the world where people eat dogs and cats, and other places where cows are sacred, but here where I live cats and dogs are pets and cows and pigs are meat. I wonder if I'm the only American who feels this way? I'll be interested to see if micro-pig mania makes it to this side of the pond intact.
The little pigs and the lady who breeds them were featured by Tyra Banks today. I watched the segment which is what inspired me to blog about it. All pig comments, pro and con are welcome:-)