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Wrong Turn Gets Family's 2 Pet Pigs Slaughtered

Washington family is suing the butcher shop that allegedly made the error

(Newser) - A Washington state family says an address mix-up led to the slaughtering of their two pet pigs. In a lawsuit filed by Natalie and Nathan Gray against Farmer George Meats, the Grays say employees of the butcher shop entered the wrong property—their property in Port Orchard, Washington—and fatally...

Her Kidneys, Heart Were Failing. A Novel Approach Saved Her

Lisa Pisano is first to get heart pump then organ transplant—in her case, from a pig

(Newser) - "We're in a new universe in transplantation," Dr. Robert Montgomery of the transplant institute at NYU Langone Health said Wednesday. He announced that a New Jersey woman is the second living person to receive a gene-edited pig kidney, mere weeks after the first . Lisa Pisano, 54, of...

Baby Pig Tossed Around at Mardi Gras Has a New Home

Louisiana Rep. Lauren Ventrella was 'moved' by story of Earl 'Piglet' Long after incident at parade

(Newser) - A baby pig has found his forever home after being saved by a Good Samaritan who saw it being tossed around at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. WBRZ reports that Earl "Piglet" Long is now set to "live his best porking life" with Louisiana state Rep....

Piglet Thrown Around 'Like a Nerf Football' Saved at Parade

Piglet rescued by Good Samaritan who saw him tossed back and forth at NOLA Mardi Gras event

(Newser) - A baby pig is now in need of its forever home, after a Good Samaritan rescued him from a cruel game of sorts at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. AL.com reports that a bystander was recently attending the Lenten celebration in the Big Easy when they spotted...

Go for the Latte, Stay for This Guy
Go for the Latte,
Stay for This Guy

Go for the Latte, Stay for This Guy

Japan brings us the hottest new trend, the pig cafe

(Newser) - First there were cafes that allowed pets. Then came cat cafes, where lattes took second place to feline interaction. The latest craze in Japan: The pig cafe. "It was wonderful. Very relaxing and enjoyable," said Brad Loomis, a software engineer from Pullman, Washington, after visiting Tokyo's Mipig...

UK Has an Unwanted First: Human Case of Swine Flu

At least 50 cases have been reported worldwide since 2005, so far with little consequence

(Newser) - The UK has joined a club it would have rather avoided: countries in which a human caught a case of swine flu. The unidentified patient has fully recovered from what was described as a mild illness, reports New Scientist . Health authorities say the person didn't work with pigs—the...

Runaway Pig Kevin Bacon Gets Shoutout From Namesake

Pennsylvania pig back in pen after 17 days on the loose

(Newser) - Kevin Bacon, a footloose pig, is back home after some encouragement from Kevin Bacon, the actor. The Footloose star weighed in Saturday on what became a hilarious game of cat and mouse in his native Pennsylvania. On a Facebook page titled "Bring Kevin Bacon Home," Gettysburg resident Chelsea...

These Animals Are Tearing Up a Luxury Golf Course

Social media users complain of lost habitats as Arizona's Seven Canyons battles piglike javelinas

(Newser) - Seven Canyons is a 200-acre private golf course ranked among the top 25 courses in Arizona by Golf Digest . But the luxury course in Sedona is looking a little worse for wear as of late, with what the Guardian describes as "a sprawling patchwork of oversized divots that would...

'How Am I Talking to Someone Who Has a Pig Heart?'

Navy vet Lawrence Faucette, 58, has transplant in Maryland, only the 2nd living patient to do so

(Newser) - Surgeons have transplanted a pig's heart into a dying man in a bid to prolong his life—only the second patient to ever undergo such an experimental feat. Two days after the Wednesday procedure , the man was cracking jokes and able to sit in a chair, Maryland doctors said...

Pig Kidney Has Been Working in a Human for 32 Days

The patient in question is brain-dead

(Newser) - Maurice Miller is brain-dead, but the 57-year-old is being kept alive so doctors at NYU Langone Health in New York City can study his kidney—which was transplanted from a pig. The organ has been producing urine and filtering toxins since July 14, meaning 32 days. That's far longer...

Supreme Court Delivers a Defeat to Pork Industry

Justices reject challenge to animal cruelty law in California that has effects beyond the state

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has handed the pork industry a defeat, rejecting a challenge brought against an animal cruelty law in California. Justices decided that lower courts were correct in dismissing the challenge to the law, which requires more space for breeding pigs, reports the AP . The 2018 law stipulates that...

The Canadian 'Super Pig' Could Be Coming for Us

The massive pigs are as hardy as they are destructive

(Newser) - It sounds like something out of a movie: an "incredibly intelligent, highly elusive" pig that's both massive and impervious to cold temps due to its size and ability to tunnel as many as six feet under the snow. And it's apparently coming for us. The Guardian reports...

Couple Who Won Pig Wanted to Bring Her Home. The Fair: Nope

South Florida Fair insisted 'terminal' auction rules couldn't be changed to save swine from slaughter

(Newser) - When Meg and Eric Weinberger recently attended the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, they had their eyes open for a pig to bring home to their animal sanctuary, Rescue Life in nearby Palm Beach Gardens. They became enamored with one pig in particular named Bella B Swine, and...

1.2M Pigs to Meet Demise Annually in New 'Pig Hotel'

Dozens of similar facilities are planned in coming years

(Newser) - Pigs are big business in China, which consumes about half of the world’s pork, but pig farms require lots of space. They also produce a slurry of toxic biproducts and—above all—are vulnerable to disease outbreaks like African swine fever, which wiped out 100 million pigs between 2018...

Carl Icahn Takes On McDonald's Over Pig Treatment

Financier buys small stake, wants to make moves over its treatment of pigs used for pork

(Newser) - Carl Icahn holds a small stake in McDonald's, but the financier has two things he wants now that he's a player in the company's machinations: two people of his choice named to the Mickey Dee's board, as well as an improvement in how the company treats...

This Airport's Secret Weapon Against Bird Strikes? Pigs

Officials hope the pigs will eat enough sugar beet near Amsterdam's Schiphol hub to fend off geese

(Newser) - No one wants their plane to fly into a flock of birds during takeoff, and at one of the Netherlands' busiest hubs, they've come up with a most creative approach to try to prevent such an event. A six-week project has been launched that has stuck pigs on a...

Pigs Impress Researchers With Video Game Skills

They used their snouts to control joystick

(Newser) - You won't see Wilbur joining a Call of Duty session any time soon, but researchers have confirmed that pigs are capable of playing video games. In a study published in the journal Frontiers of Psychology , animal behavior specialist Candace Croney and chimpanzee cognition expert Sarah Boysen says four pigs...

This Might Be the Oldest Drawing of an Animal, Ever
This Drawing of a Pig
Might Be Historic
new study

This Drawing of a Pig Might Be Historic

Study suggests image in Indonesian cave is oldest known depiction of an animal

(Newser) - An ancient artist ventured into an Indonesian cave 45,000 years ago and used primitive paint to sketch pigs on the ceiling. In a study at Science Advances , archaeologists have now declared the painting to be the oldest depiction of animals known in history, reports Smithsonian Magazine . The scene depicts...

The Premier Tried to Speak. Then Came the Pig Guts

'Disgusting' Taiwan protest was in response to allowance of US pork imports with ractopamine

(Newser) - It's not out of the ordinary for fights to break out in Taiwan's parliament, but Friday's brawl was more stomach-turning than usual. As Premier Su Tseng-chang tried to answer questions during a session of the Legislative Yuan, punches flew and members of the Kuomintang (KMT) opposition party...

One Pig Farmer Warns: 'There Will Be Suicides'

Hundreds of thousands of pigs are being culled amid backlogs at meatpacking plants

(Newser) - Chickens aren't the only animals getting gassed amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the New York Times reports, American pork producers are killing and disposing of hundreds of thousands of pigs "without processing them into food." Closures of meatpacking plants mean there's a backlog of pigs waiting...

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