I’m over 70 years old and it never ceases to amaze me the lies that
people will buy into and then pass on. I see photo after photo of dogs
being kept in crates with their owner’s pig. I want so bad to respond
but know people would tell me their dog would never do such a thing and
that I don’t know what I’m talking about.
Just this week a man who owned a pig and rescued dogs called me. One dog
was being aggressive with his pig. He wanted to put them in his backyard
and just let them fight it out. I almost bit my tongue off. His
reasoning was that if you put new pigs together and they fight for top
position and establish dominance that way, why not put the dog and pig
together and let the best one win. At this point I knew for sure FAREC
was not adopting a pig to him. Sadly, many have the same opinion, but
don’t verbalize it that way.
Sadly, this spring we’re seeing more baby pigs being sold by breeders
and consequently more dog attacks on the pigs. I have to wonder where we
go from here. Our beloved pigs will lose this one if kept with dogs.