Pet pig problem prompts Pa. petition

September 19, 2011 5:08:12 AM PDT
A Pennsylvania woman's little pig is causing a big problem with her local zoning board.

The Morning Call of Allentown reports Holly Hacker is taking signatures for a petition in support of her spotted Vietnamese potbellied pig, Porkus Maximus, after being cited for violating Whitehall Township's zoning rules.

Hacker says she was cited for having a livestock farm after a zoning officer noticed Porkus at the home.

Hacker says she's appealing to the township zoning board because Porkus isn't livestock raised for sale or profit. He's just a pet.

Mayor Ed Hozza says the board must consider its definition of livestock carefully, because one pig may be a fine pet but five may be too much.

The Morning Call report says a zoning board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.


Information from: The Morning Call,

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