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Published:June 28th, 2013 13:23 EST

City Won't Allow Woman To Keep Pet Pig

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Jyll Latham said she checked the Little Rock city code before she purchased her pig, W.P. Sooie, about a year ago, to ensure the animal was allowed, KATV, Little Rock, reported Thursday.


 `I specifically checked the Little Rock City code and it allowed pot belly pigs,` Latham said.

However, she said she did not read the livestock code, which requires hoofed animals to be kept out of city lots and requires them to be at least 300 feet from the nearest neighboring residence."


A rose by any other names smells just as sweet, and a pig, whether it`s called a pet or livestock tastes just as delicious.

I love animals, and there`s never been a time in my adult life when I didn`t own a cat or a dog, but you have to draw the line somewhere.

Common sense dictates that a pig belongs on a farm or a dinner table, and not in a city lot. I don`t want to hear the sound of a shrieking monkey or an oinking pig when I take my dog for a walk in my neighborhood.

Moral of this story:

You can`t fight City Hall

A pig belongs in a farm.

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