"Olympic" pigs put through their paces - Reuters - Saturday April 15
Hundreds of Russians gathered for the first day of the annual "pig Olympics" on Saturday, cheering a field of 12 piglets who competed in three events: pig-racing, pig-swimming and "pigball".
Alexei Sharshkov, vice-president of the Sport-Pig Federation, which claims 100 members, said the competitors had a happy future ahead of them, win or lose.
"They go on to produce a new generation of sport pigs. They don't get eaten," ...ahem, of course they don't.
Aren't piggy-wiggies cute? I love 'em...hmmm...baaaaacon.