NYers fight to keep pigs as pets

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Danielle Forgione walks Petey, the family's pet pig, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Queens, N.Y.  An article of the city’s Health Department code prohibits owning pigs as pets. after a neighbor complained about Petey to the co-op board, Forgione is scrambling to sell her home after being 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.