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According to Adam Goldfarb, the director of the Pets At Risk program for the [[Humane Society of the United States]], "''Potbellied pigs are really emblematic of what happens to an animal when it becomes a popular or fad pet. We saw this in the '90s when there was the initial potbellied pig craze. A lot of people went to buy them because they are so cute when they are little but then they get big.''"<ref name="mherald">{{cite web|url=http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/28/1897350/two-potbellied-pigs-living-large.html|title=Two potbellied pigs living large in Coral Springs|author=Sallie James|publisher=Miami Herald|accessdate=April 17, 2011}}</ref>
 
According to Adam Goldfarb, the director of the Pets At Risk program for the [[Humane Society of the United States]], "''Potbellied pigs are really emblematic of what happens to an animal when it becomes a popular or fad pet. We saw this in the '90s when there was the initial potbellied pig craze. A lot of people went to buy them because they are so cute when they are little but then they get big.''"<ref name="mherald">{{cite web|url=http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/28/1897350/two-potbellied-pigs-living-large.html|title=Two potbellied pigs living large in Coral Springs|author=Sallie James|publisher=Miami Herald|accessdate=April 17, 2011}}</ref>
   
Pot-bellied pig associations recommend adoption from local [[Animal shelter|shelters]] instead of buying. Others like the Southern California Association for Miniature Pot Bellied Pigs (SCAMPP) and the California Potbellied Pig Association (CPPA) are actively involved in housing abandoned pet pigs.<ref name="adopt">{{cite web|url=http://www.pigharmony.com/links.html|title=Pot Bellied Pig Adoption Links|publisher=PigHarmony.com|accessdate=April 17, 2011}}</ref> Despite this, shelters often have difficulty in finding new homes for abandoned pigs.<ref name="pbs">{{cite web|url=http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-joy-of-pigs/pigs-as-pets/2124/|title=The Joy of Pigs|publisher=PBS Nature|accessdate=April 17, 2011}}</ref>
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Pot-bellied pig associations recommend adoption from local [[Animal shelter|shelters]] instead of buying. Others like the Southern California Association for Miniature Pot Bellied Pigs (SCAMPP) and the California Potbellied Pig Association (CPPA) are actively involved in housing abandoned pet pigs.<ref name="adopt">{{cite web|url=http://www.pigharmony.com/links.html|title=Pot Bellied Pig Adoption Links|publisher=PigHarmony.com|accessdate=April 17, 2011}}</ref> Despite this, shelters often have difficulty in finding new homes for abandoned pigs.<ref name="pbs">{{cite web|url=http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-joy-of-pigs/pigs-as-pets/2124/|title=The Joy of Pigs|publisher=PBS Nature|accessdate=April 17, 2011}}</ref> Pot bellied pigs are very good pets I have one myself and there so cute and nice''Italic text''
   
 
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Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 07:06:12 PM
Status: Reported
Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 07:06:12 PM #101759
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