Pet pig's future in question
The future of a Michigan family's pot-bellied pig is in question after a decision that pigs should be considered livestock, not pets.
The Schuiling family has been fighting to keep the pet pig named Oscar since it got notice from Eaton County's Delta Township in March that keeping the animal was in violation of a zoning ordinance.
WILX-TV reports the Delta Township Zoning Board of Appeals voted Tuesday night to uphold its decision that pigs are livestock.
Nicole Schuiling says she'll submit a request to the township near Lansing to pass an ordinance with new definitions of livestock and pets.
The family lives in a subdivision, and the Lansing State Journal has reported that an anonymous complaint initially led officials to the pig.