Graeme MacPherson, head of West Sussex Trading Standards, said: “Micro pigs are again in the spotlight as one of this year’s must-have Christmas presents.”Devilishly hard to wrap, though…
Three cheers for the Trading Standards staff, though, for warning you against buying a pig in…err, a poke:
“There is no cast iron guarantee the pig you buy will stop growing at a certain size – and for a seller to state otherwise could be a deceptive statement and a breach of the law.”And three cheers for the council, devoting valuable time and webspace to providing a guide!
A guide on keeping pet pigs is available from the county council website at www.westsussex.gov.uk.That’s what we pay our taxes for, right?
* Yes, I know. It should be a goose. I’m a young traditionalist….