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The pig has short hair, and is often described as "pink". In fact, there are many breeds of pigs, and many have light color, e. g. white, or pinkish, but some are brown or black, or even spotted.
The pig like the mud, because it takes off insects, and relieve itching. This has led to believe that the pig is a dirty animal, whereas it is not.
As food[edit | edit source]
The meat of pigs has different names. These includes fresh pork and also processed and cured forms such as sausage, ham, and bacon. Where there is a demand for their meat, pigs are raised in large "factory farms" or on a small scale, even for a farm family's own use.
Medical uses[edit | edit source]
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Other uses[edit | edit source]
Some small breeds of the domestic pig are kept as pets. A popular one is the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.
In culture[edit | edit source]
- The Three Little Pigs is a tale, about three pigs brothers, and a big bad wolf, that try to eat them.
- Babe is a movie, about a pig that want to become a sheepdog.
- the pig is one of the twelve signs in the Chinese Zodiac.
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