Mini-pigs became trendy thanks to George Clooney, who was one of the first famous to have one as a pet; this increased sales of mini-pigs around the world and made people want them in their homes. Since then, they’re becoming less exotic.
The legal sale of mini-pigs has resulted in commercial scams and abandonment, because what people don’t know when buying these animals is that mini-pigs won’t always be “mini”. It has become common that when the owner of the animal – who was not well informed and bought a little pig of 6 kg – decides to abandon it when it reaches adult size and weighs between 50 and 100 kg.
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