Friday, April 26, 2019

The Bahamas' swimming pig attractions are out of control, animal rights advocates say

Oh sure, they're cute, with their snouts and cat-like ears, but animal advocates in The Bahamas say copycat "swimming pig" attractions are out of control. (Courtesy/Pexels.com)

By Ron Hurtibise

Not long ago, the novelty of swimming with pigs off the shore of an uninhabited Bahama island elicited squeals of delight — and selfies aplenty.

Now, copycat attractions across The Bahamas are provoking concerns about mistreatment from animal rights advocates who are calling for regulation, inspection and limits on the number of swimming swine attractions.

If Kim Aranha, president of The Bahamas Humane Society, had her way, the government would outlaw the strange endeavor altogether.  Read more >>