I may be posting this in the wrong forum... oh well, move it if you must. I guess this can be debated.
WINONA, Minn. - A woman wants abuse charges filed against an acquaintance who was pet-sitting for her potbellied pig and allowed the animal to get fat.
Michelle Schmitz said her pig, Alaina Templeton, weighed 50 pounds when Schmitz left her with a co-worker who offered to care for the animal in February, when Schmitz went on medical leave to recover from ankle surgeries....
After reading this, I began to wonder what the average weight for a pot belly pig was... so I looked it up. It appears that they average between 120 and 150 pounds. 50 pounds seemed WAY TOO SMALL for a pig to me. My Sweet Pea (dog) weighs about that.
Your thoughts? I think the owner was starving the pig in the first place. The pet-sitter DEFINATELY should have taken off the collar... that was just recklessness.