NYers fight to keep pigs as pets

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Danielle Forgione and Petey, the family's pet pig, during an interview, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Queens borough of New York. Forgione is scrambling to sell her second-floor apartment after a neighbor complained about 1-year-old Petey the pig to the co-op board. In November and December she was issued city animal violations and in January was told by both the city and her management office that she needed to get rid of the pig. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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In a city of high-rises and tiny apartments, pigs are found mainly on menus. Except in the case of a handful of pig lovers who, due to New York City's ban on farmyard animals, are forced to care for their swine in secret.

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