Council Rejects Boy's Mini-Pig Plea

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Mid-Michigan authorities have given Roger the miniature pig the boot, leaving a 9-year-old boy with severe pet allergies without his "best friend in animal life."
The Midland City Council unanimously denied a request that would have allowed the animal to remain at a home that Ethan White shares with his parents, Jason and Lisa.
Ethan is allergic to animals with long hair and fur. Local ordinances do not allow residents to own pigs.
Several residents spoke in support of the family during Monday night's meeting. Many council members acknowledged the family could properly care for the 4-pound animal, but expressed concerns about those seeking future permission.
Lisa tells the Midland Daily News that council's vote is "encouraging people to skirt the law, to ignore protocol and be deceitful."

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2010 at 07:16 PM
    HOW PATHETIC is this COUNCIL!??? I mean the little boy was minding his own business..taking care of this animal. LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!!!!! This is DOWN RIGHT DISGUSTING! ONE small little PIG..who is in the house isnt bothering you people!!! STOP with MONITORING things that happen on our own PROPERTY! WE PAY TAXES we have rights!
  • by Greg Location: Holt on Sep 16, 2010 at 10:56 AM
    How is a 4lb pig a problem when the neighborhood is full of Pit Bulls???
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