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New Yorkers flout the law to keep pigs

PORCINE PETS:With angry neighbors and the risk of censure by city authorities, the Big Apple’s pig keepers go to extraordinary lengths to have the animals as pets

AP, NEW YORK

“I do think it’s probably better to live in a place where they are able to root, graze and be a pig,” says Pernice, 50, who lives in a detached house with a large yard.

Exactly how many people own pigs in the city is unclear. However, many connect online, creating Facebook pages for their pigs and swapping photos.

One Brooklyn pig named Franklin is dressed up in New York Mets baseball gear and has more than 1,000 likes on his Facebook page.

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