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NYC animal law: Modify the law to allow the ownership of mini pigs

NYC Board of Health classifies pigs as livestock, but not all pigs are. The law should be modified to making it legal to own a pet mini pig as long as its fixed, microchipped and you have a veterinarian to take it too for daily visits.You see, our family suffered a tragedy with the loss of my brother in-law. My kids couldn't concentrate and were doing bad in school. My wife was a wreck and was just starting to cope with her father who was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, when she was hit in the middle of the night with the death of her 27 year old brother. I had to do something fast, get something to create a distraction. We live in a coop and since dogs weren't allowed, i decided to go to the manager of the complex and ask him if I could get a pet pig. His reaction was," It's not in the by-laws, so enjoy your new addition". I also called our local congressman and they stated that the law only states livestock is illegal, and what I wanted to get wasn't considered livestock.I took the family to a breeder upstate and we bought a mini Juliana pig and named him Petey. He is a fascinating addition to our family and he did what I was hoping he would do, and that is he brought back the joy to our family. He is an indoor pet and was very easy to train. There are many other pigs in the NYC area and he socializes great.Even Mayor Bloombergs daughter (Georgina) has rescued a pig named Wilbur and he is allowed within NYC limits. Now after 8 months of having him, We are being challenged by the Dept of Health with the NYC laws making the ownership of pigs illegal because it list them as livestock. I want to challenge this law and with everybody's help I think it would be possible because other states have amended their laws to allow pet pigs. So please sign the petition and help out our family because i don't want them to suffer another heart break.. Thank you

P.S.  You could also view Petey's facebook page so you could see how much joy he brings the family.. Look up" Petey (The Pig) Forge " on facebook.. Thanks again

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  • Divison of Environmental Health-Office of Veterinary Public Health Services
    NYC animal law


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