March 1: National Pig Day
For 40 years, America has taken March 1 to pay special respect to an often underestimated and underappreciated animal: the pig. Often maligned as merely dirty and greedy slobs, pigs are among the animal kingdom’s most intelligent and charismatic species. That’s why in 1972, sisters Mary Lynne Rave and Ellen Stanley started National Pig Day “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals.” Whether you’re playing with a pet pot-bellied pig or knocking back a BLT, take March 1 to appreciate everything these terrific, radiant, humble animals have to offer.
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