10 May 2002

Home comfort for pigs in Oz

A tribunal in Australia has ruled that three pigs can continue to share a house with their owners in Melbourne despite protests from neighbours.

Residents complained that the pet pigs should be removed because they were smelly and noisy. But the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal dismissed the complaints.

Owner Maggie Park said the pigs were no worse than people and confessed that one of the pigs sleeps on her bed. "She burps, farts and snores – does everything my husband does." &#42