Pigs as pets in Mexico City is no hogwash

Mexicans love their edible pig products, especially chicharrón (pork rind), but some residents of Mexico City are seeing our porcine friends in a whole new light – as pets.

Miniature pigs are new pet craze in Mexico.

Miniature pigs are new pet craze in Mexico. Image by Richard Elzey / CC BY 2.0

Mini-pigs, the result of specialist breeding, have became a status symbol in the capital, selling for up to $3000.

Fans say that they’re less needy than dogs, that they’re clean and smell-free (they have no sweat glands), and that they are also hypoallergenic. Most people still see them as walking bacon.

Read more: abc.net.au 

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