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2009-01-11 15:49:59

British actress Joanna Lumley says she re-enacts the alleged mistreatment of pigs on European farms in a forthcoming documentary. Lumley said in the Jamie Saving Our Bacon documentary she will be penned inside a steel cage typically reserved for pregnant sows in an attempt to draw attention to the allegedly

2008-12-19 14:50:52

Global health officials are investigating a strain of the Ebola virus found in dead pigs in the Philippines. The Reston strain had previously only been seen in monkeys, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Peter Cordingley, a spokesman for the World Health Organization's office in Manila, said it is unclear whether the virus holds any risk to human, the newspaper said. When a virus jumps species, in this case from monkeys to pigs, we become concerned, particularly as pigs are much closer...

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2008-12-16 13:40:16

Human and veterinary medicine could receive a big boost through use of larger animals, especially pigs and dogs, in research, with Europe at the forefront.

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2007-05-10 17:14:57

A new study is raising questions about the effectiveness of small, metal crates for pregnant pigs that animal welfare groups say are cruel and inhumane.

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2006-05-01 07:35:00

Max Rothschild has been trying to "build" a better pig for almost 30 years, since he took a job cleaning up after the hogs at his alma mater, the University of California, Davis.

2006-02-16 05:27:36

By Sophie Hardach SAN SICARIO, Italy (Reuters) - Austrian Alpine skier Nicole Hosp is banking on a pig to bring her luck during the Winter Olympics and she is looking forward to eating it after the season.

2005-11-28 01:02:35

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says.

2005-11-28 01:00:00

Australia has more feral pigs than people and exotic pests cost the economy more than A$700 million a year, damaging farms and the environment, a government report says.

2005-09-08 07:25:00

By Tiffany Wu HSINCHU COUNTY, Taiwan (Reuters) - Outside a dumpling store in Beipu village, an enormous black swine dubbed "god pig" lolls on a mound of sand, immobile except for the occasional grunt and twitch of the snout.

2005-08-10 09:20:10

By Lucy Hornby LONGQUAN, China (Reuters) - Three young pigs look up drowsily from a spotless sty as Chen Chunfu, tobacco pipe in hand, works out in his head their price three months from now.


Latest Pig Reference Libraries

Welsh Pig
2014-09-03 14:39:13

The Welsh pig is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Wales. This breed was developed in many Welsh regions including Cardigan, Montgomery, and Pembroke and is derived from the wild boar.  It became so popular after World War II that by 1954 there were 1,363 breeding boars. Despite its popularity, it is still kept mainly in its homeland and was not well known until the 1920’s, when the Welsh Pig Society was established. The Welsh pig reaches a weight between 271 and 304 pounds and...

Pot-Bellied Pig
2014-09-03 14:16:45

The pot-bellied pig, also known as the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from Vietnam. Today, the pig subspecies that is native to Vietnam can only be found in mountainous areas of that region, as well as Thailand, so the Vietnamese government now subsidizes farmers that raise pot-bellied pigs in order to ensure their survival. The pot-bellied pig is much smaller than farm pigs found in Europe or the United States, reaching a weight between one hundred...

Ossabaw Island Hog
2014-09-02 09:37:37

The Ossabaw Island hog, also known as the Ossabaw Island, is a breed of pig that developed from a herd of feral pigs on Ossabaw Island, Georgia in the United States. The original population of hogs was brought to the island by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century for the purpose of later consumption, which was a typical practice during Spanish exploration at that time. The pigs became isolated on the island for hundreds of years and had little interaction with domestic pig breeds or...

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

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