Wilbur the Pig Can Live, Homeowners Associations Get Another Black Eye

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Wilbur the Pig is a pet, not livestock.

With that august ruling, Judge Mike Engelhart stopped the cold-hearted local homeowners association in Spring, whose president will be played by a sneering Alan Rickman in the made-for-TV movie, from throwing Wilbur out in the street to a near-certain death. (Or maybe just to a petting zoo.)

"We won!" Wilbur's family, the Sardos, posted on the pot-bellied porker's Facebook page.

"The evidence is clear that these pigs have been kept and used as pets," Engelhart said, according to numerous reporters at the trial.

The homeowners association will now, we assume, move ahead with plans to shut down lemonade stands run by freckled girls, and harassing Iraq vets who let their grass grow an eighth of an inch too high.


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Master Dragon
Master Dragon

As someone who serves on the "board" of a small HOA, I still wonder why in the world someone got their panties in a wad over a pet pig. Especially one that small. Livestock? If you have alot of them outside in a pen, it's livestock. One in the house? Pet. Damn, that is so simple. Here's a test for you - if anyone on your HOA gets a paycheck from the HOA - your HOA is too big, they are too full of themselves, and you are paying way too much for dues!

Championshipvinyl73
Championshipvinyl73

Because Alan Rickman is the go-to for the "stereotypical smarmy dick" role. My daughter talked me into letting her get one of these pigs last year on a trial basis. They are cleaner and easier to maintain than dogs. Damn thing goes to the door and squeals when it has to go to the bathroom, does not smell, and because their skin is so thick, does not carry fleas or ticks. We've had Piggy Smalls (aka Notorious P.I.G) for about a year and I have to say I am a convert. 

Stacy
Stacy

what has Alan Rickman got to do with this?

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

You know, if they named the pig Bacon Sandwich and called it a ferret, they could avoided a bunch of trouble. 

Jennifer
Jennifer

Every living being deserves to be treated right. Thank God Wilbur the pig has been saved. :)

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

 I agree Jennifer. There was no reason that I could think of other than a bunch of HOA busybodies looking for a justification for their jobs.  The pig weighs how much? Looking at the picture, I would say not much. How can someone think that it is livestock?  Someone with too much time on their hands and an over inflated sense of self.  Congrats to the Sardos on their win and I hope they can get these busybodies to pay their legal fees.

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