West St. Paul / Is blind pig a threat to the city?

There are 7 comments on the Jan 9, 2010, TwinCities.com story titled West St. Paul / Is blind pig a threat to the city?. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Paul home, drawing attention from kids and passing motorists. She's been spending the winter inside, napping next to a pile of shoes or at the feet of her owner, 21-year-old Sarah Davis.

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the far side

Plymouth, MN

#22 Jan 12, 2010
So what .The only pigs that are a wreck to the city all wear badges.
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jan 12, 2010
It sounds like the only con to having a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is that if you have several then they get territorial.

So have an ordinance saying you can't have more than one. And pot-bellied pigs are actually becoming fairly common as pets. This is not an ordinary pig that you find on a farm it's a totally separate breed.

An ordinance against exotic pets is perfectly understandable when you are talking about dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, alligators etc but I don't think Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs should be in that category.

The council could just draw up specific regulations regarding the ownership of such pigs within the city limits.
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Jan 12, 2010
Smart Pig wrote:
The reason this animal would be banned is, this lady has one, and then some one down the street has one, and the neighbor on the other side gets another one, soon you have a pig farm. Or another "friendly " animal. These laws are put into effect for a reason.
So if all neighbors get a dog would you have a "dog farm"?

Or if they all have a cat would you have a "cat farm"?

The law generalizes. When laws are too general they sometimes have to be changed to be more specific.
Andy

San Francisco, CA

#25 Jan 12, 2010
May I borrower Daisy Mae for a few hours? It would be fun to take her for a walk around frogtown and watch all the muslim terrorists jumping from windows to get away.
Lisa K

Buffalo, MN

#26 Jan 12, 2010
...So proud of you, my beautiful niece!!
Animal Lover

South Saint Paul, MN

#27 Jan 24, 2010
I have enjoyed seeing the pig in your fenced yard. There is much more danger when inconsiderate dog owners allow their dogs to run off leash in parks with total disregard for posted signs stating that dogs must be leashed! While your pig is exercising, it is fully contained on your private property and is not a nuisance or a threat to anyone. I hope that you are able to keep your pet.
Katie

Saint Paul, MN

#28 May 1, 2013
So does the city of St. Paul, MN currently allow one pig? Are there rules on the pig? I run an animal rescue and someone wants to surrender a Juiliani pig. I need to know the rules so that I can find an appropriate foster or permanent home...

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